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Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Business Law Columnist

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The camera never blinks: how to respond to an online reputation crisis

All too often, the ‘stupid button’ is pressed before the brain is engaged, and lo and behold, a sexist, racist, insulting and/or bullying tweet, post, photo or video is suddenly available to anyone who wants to view it or share it. The more outrageous the post, the more it will be shared.

Jan 27, 2015

B.C. government seeks stakeholder input for proposed franchise law

The B.C. Ministry of Justice is seeking stakeholder and public comment on a proposed B.C. Franchises Act. The proposed legislation is based on the Uniform Franchises Act, developed by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, and the recommendations of the British Columbia Law Institute in its Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia, which includes a draft Franchises Act for B.C.

Nov 04, 2014

Why so many franchisees fail

There are a number of reasons including undercapitalization, location, competition in the market and lack of due diligence.

Jul 08, 2014

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Vancouver franchise lawyer Tony Wilson practices franchising, licensing and intellectual property law. He is ranked as a leading Canadian franchise lawyer by LEXPERT and Who'sWho Legal, and he is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.

Mr. Wilson is head of the Franchise Law Group at Boughton Law Corp. in Vancouver, and he acts for national and international franchisors, preparing agreements, disclosure documents and related documentation. He also helps franchisees, master franchisees and distributors negotiate their agreements, and he maintains one of the largest hotel, restaurant and hospitality industry practices in Western Canada.

Mr. Wilson is the author of Buying a Franchise in Canada: Understanding and Negotiating your Franchise Agreement, a guide for those seeking to acquire a franchised business. He is also the author of Manage Your Online Reputation, a book written to guide individuals and businesses on how to monitor and protect their personal and corporate reputations on social media. He regularly speaks and writes about franchising, intellectual property and online reputation law to industry groups and media outlets.

In addition to his franchise practice, Mr. Wilson advises clients on intellectual property matters such as software and technology licensing, and on all aspects of trademark, copyright, trade secrets, confidentiality, privacy law and online reputation management law.

The views expressed in his columns are strictly those of Mr. Wilson and do not reflect the opinions of the Law Society of British Columbia or any other organization.

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