There are almost 90 retail marijuana stores in Vancouver alone, with more cropping up every week. If you’re thinking about owning and operating a retail marijuana business, or leasing commercial space to a retail marijuana business whether in British Columbia or elsewhere in Canada, there are things that you should know.
Jun 09, 2015
If you’re a new or aspiring franchisor, try to avoid the following
Feb 27, 2015
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
Globe columnist Tony Wilson has found some options for his earthly remains which may interest
Dec 23, 2014
With Cyber Monday just around the corner, it’s a good time to warn consumers and business people alike of the growing number of online shopping scams
Nov 25, 2014
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
BC Restaurant Hall of Fame gives tribute to B.C. restaurateur for changing the face of dining in Canada
Oct 15, 2014
Conducting a full referendum of B.C. lawyers on whether to accredit a religious law school is good democracy, not a ‘slap in the face’
Oct 02, 2014
Tony Wilson looks at some of the major points to consider when considering buying a franchise
Sep 09, 2014
Small business columnist Tony Wilson explains why it's time for the appliance repair
Aug 19, 2014
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.