Gregory Ludlow joined PCK Intellectual Property in 2022 after many years as principal and founder of LudlowLaw. Gregory was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982 and has practised exclusively in the field of intellectual property law. Since 1996, the Law Society of Ontario has regularly certified Greg as a Specialist in Intellectual Property (Trademark & Copyright) Law.
Greg practices as an advocate in trademark, copyright, design and trade secret litigation, as well as related commercial litigation. He has advocated before the Federal Court of Canada and Superior Court of Justice for Ontario.
He also has extensive experience in both preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications as well as mounting and defending trademark oppositions as well as preparing and prosecuting applications for industrial design registrations.
He has counseled clients on effective anti-counterfeiting programs. He also successfully counsels clients in respect of the availability and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Greg has served various clients known around the world, across many economic sectors such as automotive, motorcycle and ATV manufacture, software creators, industrial equipment manufacturers, natural resource enterprises, building construction products manufacturers, renowned mosaic tile makers, insurance organizations, fashion designers, food and beverage producers, flower horticultural grower, wineries, pharmaceutical originators, health, beauty and hair care innovators, major filmmakers, major league sports organizations, renowned sports equipment makers, pioneering conceptual artists, renowned entertainment houses, creators of fanciful characters, and video game developers.
Greg has published numerous papers on a variety of intellectual property topics and has been cited in judicial decisions and academic publications. He has also testified on behalf of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada before the House of Commons Committee of the Parliament of Canada in respect of legislation implementing the World Trade Organization Agreement (WTO) and consequential amendments to the intellectual property statutes of Canada, and in respect of legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and consequential amendments to the intellectual property statutes of Canada.
B.A., York University, 1976
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1979
Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Ontario, 1982
College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (Can)
The Advocates’ Society (Can)
IP Audits: An Essential Business Practise, Legal News, www.zsa.ca, 22 May 2003
Canadian Border Measures, International Obligations and Administrative Initiative, International Trademark Association BULLETIN, Vol. 58, No. 8, 15 April 2003
Survey of Intellectual Property Law: Part V: Copyright and Industrial Designs (1987-1999) 31 Ottawa Law Review 93, 2000, by Gregory C. Ludlow and Mark A. LeBlanc
Copyright and the Challenge of the Digital World, Canadian International Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1999
Survey of Intellectual Property Law: Part IV: Patents (1986-1998) 30 Ottawa Law Review 117, 1999, by Gregory C. Ludlow and Anne M. Godbout
Canada Narrows Authors Rights, Intellectual Property Worldwide, July/August 1998, by Gregory C. Ludlow and Anne M. Godbout
Survey of Intellectual Property Law: Part III: Trade-Marks (Enforcement) (1988-1996) 28 Ottawa Law Review 203, 1997
Survey of Intellectual Property Law: Part II Trademarks-Suitability of Applications and Validity of Registrations (1982-1995) 27 Ottawa Law Review 339, 1996
Survey of Intellectual Property Law: Part I: Summary of Government Activity, (1987-1993) 25 Ottawa Law Review 89, 1993
Global Treaties And Their Impact On Canada, International Patent Practice session at INFONEX program Intellectual Property Summit 2003, Toronto, January 2003
The Impact of the TRIPS Chapters of NAFTA and WTO (GATT) on Trademark and Copyright Law: A Canadian Perspective, Proceedings of the Practising Law Institute program Global Trademark and Copyright: Management and Protection, San Francisco, October, 1996
NAFTA AND WTO (GATT) The TRIPS Chapters: Licensing in a Free Trading World, Proceedings of The Canadian Institute program, Toronto, January, 1996
Testimony by Gregory C. Ludlow on behalf of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada before House of Commons Committee of the Parliament of Canada in respect of legislation implementing the World Trade Organization Agreement (WTO) and consequential amendments to the intellectual property statutes of Canada, 16 November, 1994
Testimony by Gregory C. Ludlow on behalf of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada before House of Commons Committee of the Parliament of Canada in respect of legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and consequential amendments to the intellectual property statutes of Canada, 5 May, 1993
Intellectual Property Concerns of Canada for a North American Free Trade Agreement, Presented to a Joint Meeting of the District of Columbia Bar-Patent Trademark Copyright (PTC) and International Law Sections, The ITC Trial Lawyers Section and the PTC Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, September, 1992
Canadian Perspective on the NAFTA and GATT Intellectual Property Provisions, Proceedings of FICPI US/Canada Joint Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 1992