David Schnurr

Partner | Kitchener-Waterloo

519.593.3287

Portrait of David Schnurr

David Schnurr combines his qualifications as a Registered Patent and Trademark Agent in both Canada and the United States with his extensive experience in business law to provide a full range of intellectual property (IP) and information technology (IT) advice to clients. Notably, David has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications around the world and manages significant IP portfolios for several of the firm’s global clients. In addition, David is a nationally recognized leader in the area of technology contracting, including in respect of the preparation and negotiation of license and end user agreements including EULAs and EUSAs, hosting agreements, software as a service (SaaS) and other cloud services agreements, joint venture and development agreements, maintenance and support agreements, consulting and professional services agreements, master service agreements and statements of work, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), website terms of use and privacy policies, and distribution agreements, including OEM and reseller agreements. In all cases, he is committed to providing business minded and cost effective legal services consistent with his clients’ needs.

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Miller Thomson ranked one of Canada’s leading trademark firms by World Trademark Review

Miller Thomson is proud to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. With 12 offices – and close to 550 lawyers – across the...

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Three Miller Thomson lawyers appointed to INTA committees for the 2018/2019 term

Miller Thomson’s Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider, Catherine Dennis Brooks and David Schnurr have recently been appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the 2018/2019 term. Catherine Dennis Brooks is appointed to the Public Information Committee, which creates and maintains material on...

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Miller Thomson ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in WTR 1000 2017

Miller Thomson is pleased to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2017 edition of The World Trademark Review (WTR) annual guide, WTR 1000. In its review, WTR praises Miller Thomson’s coast-to-coast coverage via a network of 11 Canadian offices and...

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David Schnurr recognized with Western University Teaching Award

David was honoured with the 2015 University Students’ Council Teaching Award of Excellence. He teaches the Advanced Intellectual Property course at the Faculty of Law at Western University and is a four-time recipient of this award.

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David Schnurr recognized with Teaching Award of Excellence

David Schnurr has been recognized by Western University with a 2013 University Students’ Council Teaching Award of Excellence. This award is presented annually to the most outstanding teachers on campus.  David is an adjunct professor at Western Law where he...

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David Schnurr writes chapter in Social Media and Internet Law

David Schnurr, based in Miller Thomson’s Kitchener-Waterloo office, authored a chapter on Cloud Computing in a new book titled Social Media and Internet Law.  It will be published by LexisNexis in May 2014.

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David Schnurr speaks at Agri Investment Forum

David Schnurr speaks at the 2013 Agri Investment Forum in Toronto.  The Agri Investment Forum showcases the highest potential emerging, growth stage, and established agri-businesses and promotes deal flow with investors from across North America.

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Miller Thomson IT lawyers participate at Agri Investment Forum

Practitioners from the firm’s CleanTech, MTech and Information Technology groups will be on hand to support the annual Agri Investment Forum, taking place on June 26, 2013, at the Delta Chelsea Hotel. The Forum promotes constructive deal flow between Canadian...

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David Schnurr recognized with teaching award from Western University

David Schnurr has been recognized by Western University with a 2012 University Students’ Council Teaching Award of Excellence. David was one of nine faculty members at Western Law to receive this award for the 2012 term. David teaches the Advanced...

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David Schnurr is recognized by the University of Western Ontario University Students’ Council with a USC Teaching Award of Excellence, presented to the most outstanding teachers on campus. David teaches Advanced Intellectual Property at Western Law.

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David Schnurr participates in IP law career panel at the Western University Faculty of Law

David Schnurr participates in an intellectual property law career panel at the Western University Faculty of Law on February 6, 2018. The panel is organized by the Western Intellectual Property Association.

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David Schnurr hosts Intellectual Property seminar at the University of Waterloo

David Schnurr presents a seminar entitled “So You Want to Build a Startup? Intellectual Property Considerations for Entrepreneurs” at the University of Waterloo on November 20, 2017.

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David Schnurr co-presents “CASL Compliance Best Practices”

David Schnurr presents a client seminar with Derek Lackey, President of the Direct Marketing Association of Canada, on CASL Compliance Best Practices at the White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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David Schnurr and David Woolford hold a CASL Seminar in Niagara on the Lake

David Schnurr and David Woolford will hold an morning seminar in Niagara on the Lake focusing on the new CASL legislation and its effect on the business landscape.

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David Schnurr and David Woolford hold a CASL Seminar in the Waterloo Office

David Schnurr and David Woolford hold an afternoon seminar in the Waterloo Office which focuses on the new CASL legislation and the effect it will have on the business landscape.

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David Schnurr presents a Trademark and Advertising Law Bootcamp to the Guelph Chamber

David Schnurr presents a Trademark and Advertising Law Bootcamp to members of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce on April 12, 2017 at Cutten Fields. David’s seminar will cover new developments in trademark and advertising law, including the upcoming significant changes...

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David Schnurr presents a seminar on Intellectual Property Considerations for Entrepreneurs

David Schnurr presents a seminar entitled “So You Want To Build A Startup? Intellectual Property Considerations For Entrepreneurs” at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Here David will discuss the important role intellectual property plays...

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David Schnurr presents trademark and advertising law seminar

David Schnurr presents a seminar on new developments in trademark and advertising law at the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.

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David Schnurr teaches advanced intellectual property course

David Schnurr teaches the 2017 Advanced Intellectual Property course at Western University Faculty of Law.

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David Schnurr presents Privacy Law seminar to OMIA

David Schnurr presents a Privacy Law seminar on the Digital Privacy Act amendments to the Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Access to Information Act, and a 2016 CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation) Update, to members...

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Canada’s Proposed New Trademark Regulations Released for Comment

On June 19, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released its draft Regulations under Canada’s new Trademarks Act, which received Royal Assent in 2014, but is not yet in force.  A link to the draft Trademark Regulations is available...

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update

Click here to access Miller Thomson’s latest C@SL Update.

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David Schnurr interviewed on impact of CASL by CBC News

CBC News, "Anti-spam legislation means headaches for small business"

Businesses across Canada, especially smaller companies, are scrambling to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, which comes into effect less than four weeks from now on July 1. Some say they simply won’t be ready.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update

English: Click here to access Miller Thomson’s latest C@SL Update Français : Cliquer ici pour accéder à la dernière mise à jour à propos de la Loi canadienne anti-pourriel

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Cloud Computing

LexisNexis, May 2014

Chapter in Social Media and Internet Law.

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A Cause For Concern To Geo-Domain Name Owners? CIRA Orders Transfer Of niagararegion.ca To Municipality

Information & Technology Law (Carswell), Vol. 11, No. 3

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BuildIT Software & Solutions acquired by FARO Technologies in cross-border transaction

Counsel to the shareholders of BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd.

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Syntax Systems receives strategic investment by NOVACAP

Counsel to Syntax Systems Ltd. and its principals

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