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)
- Establishing and protecting franchise systems and other distribution systems
- Complying with promotional contest laws and drafting contest rules and waivers
- Complying with gift card laws and negotiating gift card agreements and drafting gift card terms
Born and raised in Vancouver, David graduated with an honours degree in political science from the University of British Columbia and 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.
David has worked in-house for a large public healthcare organization where he advised on legal issues and strategies in a wide range of areas, including information technology, life sciences, business and commercial initiatives, privacy, human resources, communications, procurement and facilities.