David Spratley of Davis LLP will be speaking to us on the subject of trademarks in games on October 1 , 2014. I had the great privilege of working with David for a while and it is hard to find a lawyer who is smarter and more thoughtful in the area. David’s firm biography points out among other things that:
“David Spratley practises in the areas of intellectual property, technology, e-commerce, video game law, privacy law, and franchise and distribution.
He advises clients primarily on issues such as:
Creating, protecting, enforcing and commercializing intellectual property (IP) rights, including trade-marks, domain names and copyright
Drafting and negotiating IT outsourcing and services agreements and cloud computing agreements
Developing, distributing, licensing and supporting software, video games and other technology
Complying with federal and provincial privacy legislation and drafting privacy consents and privacy policies
Complying with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)…
Born and raised in Vancouver, David graduated with an honours degree in political science from the University of British Columbiaand then temporarily forsook the west coast to obtain both a bachelor of laws and a masters of library and information studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He returned to Vancouver to article with Davis and joined the firm’s Technology & Outsourcing and Intellectual Propertypractice groups upon his call to the bar in 2002.”