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The Honourable George R. Locke


The Honourable George R. Locke was born and raised in Greater Montreal. He studied at McGill University, obtaining a B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering in 1987, and LL. B. and B.C.L. degrees in 1991. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1993 and in Quebec in 1995. He was also certified as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patents) by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Justice Locke was appointed Judge of the Federal Court and an ex-officio, member of the Federal Court of Appeal on April 10, 2014. He was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015 and Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal on March 7, 2019.

Prior to his judicial appointment, Justice Locke was an associate and then a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, formerly Ogilvy Renault LLP. He was registered as a trademark agent in 1993 and as a patent agent in 2000. He was also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Justice Locke is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and was acting as its Treasurer at the time of his appointment to the Federal Court. Before and since his appointment, Justice Locke has written and spoken frequently on intellectual property issues, both in Canada and abroad.

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 2019-08-20