LudlowLaw -- Intellectual Property Law and Advocacy

Professional Qualifications

  • Called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1986.

  • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent since 1986.


  • David Allsebrook received his Bachelor of Business Administration (with Honours) from Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (1978).

  • He then studied at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he received his Master of Business Administration (1980); his Bachelor of Laws (1983) and his Bachelor of Civil Law (1984). While at McGill, he received the Scarlet Key award for student leadership and was a Senator and Fellow of the University (1982-3). He also acquired a working knowledge of French.

Publications & Presentations


  • The mandatory arbitration of domain name disputes and significant changes to the Canadian domain name registration system, Corporate Counsel, 2000.

  • Originality is 'No Sweat': Originality in the Canadian Law of Copyright presented at the 1992 Annual General Meeting of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada (now IPIC), (1993), 9 C.I.P. Rev. 270: cited in Hager v. ECW Press Ltd. et al., 85 C.P.R. (3d) 289, Federal Court, Trial Division.

  • Co-author with Alice Tsang of Trademark Maintenance, The Corporate Counsellor, Leader Publications, New York, 1996.

  • Long-standing copyright laws thrust aside in Allen ruling, Lawyers Weekly, February 27, 1998.


  • Keeping Track of Your IP Assets to Ensure Maximum Value and Protection, The Canadian Institute, conference entitled "Patents, Confidential Information, Industrial Design, Software-Related Copyright", Toronto, February 2002.

  • Counterfeits, Grey Markets and Passing off: Critical Protective and Remedial Steps to Protect Your Client's Interests, The Canadian Institute, conference entitled "The Advanced Forum On Intellectual Property Law & Practise", Toronto, May 2001.

  • Co-chair & speaker - The Basics of Intellectual Property Issues for Information Technology, IT. Can, The Second Annual IT Law Spring Training Program, Toronto, April 2001.

  • Security Interests In Intellectual Property, Insight, Montreal, May, 2000.

  • Intellectual Property Considerations for Entrepreneurs, Innovation Foundation, Sudbury, May 2000.

  • Selling to Surfers: Complying with Advertising Legislation Online, Infonex, Toronto, March 2000.

  • New Canadian Approaches to Domain Name Administration, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago International Trademark Seminar, entitled "Master Your Domain (Name), Domain Name Registration Procedures and Dispute Resolution: A Worldwide Update", Chicago, March 1999.

  • Effectively Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Toronto Workshop for Inventors and Entrepreneurs, Toronto, May 1998.

  • Computer and Software Litigation: Special Problems and Issues, Insight conference, February 1998.

  • Merchandising and Personality Licensing, Infonex, conference entitled "Intellectual Property Issues For Business Agreements, A Practical Course", Toronto, April 1997.

  • Panelist - International Trade-marks, AIPPI Canada, 1997 General Meeting.

  • Computers and Software, The Canadian Institute conference entitled "Important New Amendments To Copyright", Toronto, June 1996.

  • Character and Merchandising Licensing, The Canadian Institute conference entitled "Licensing Agreements in the Entertainment Industry", Toronto, June 1996.

  • Valuation Issues: Intellectual Property as a Security Device, The Meredith Lectures, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal, May 1996.

  • Trademark, Patent, Trade Secret and Technology Licensing, American Conference Institute conference entitled "Licensing And Other I.P. Transactions", Boston, February 1996.

  • Advertising Copyright, Association of Canadian Advertisers Incorporated, November 1995, Toronto.

  • Working with Multimedia Technology: Applying the Applications, Infonex, Toronto, November 1994.

Professional Activities

  • Instructor, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admission Course (1992-2000).

  • Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Committee on Trade Mark Legislation.

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