Norton Rose partner appointed as an Ottawa Federal Court judge
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Norton Rose partner appointed as an Ottawa Federal Court judge


The Honourable George Locke, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright, has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court in Ottawa


He replaces Justice R Boivin, who was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal.

Justice Locke has been in the intellectual property group of Norton Rose Fulbright and its predecessor Ogilvy Renault since 1993. He is a partner, lawyer, patent agent and trade mark agent in the firm’s Montréal office. He has appeared before all levels of court, including the Superior Court of Quebec, the Federal Court and the Patent Appeal Board.

Justice Locke has been active with numerous professional organisations, including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, of which he was appointed treasurer last September.


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