Small business columnist Tony Wilson explains why it's time for the appliance repair
Aug 19, 2014
There are a number of reasons including undercapitalization, location, competition in the market and lack of due diligence.
Jul 08, 2014
Tony Wilson explains why governing law and forum in commercial agreements can help protect
Jun 10, 2014
Today, every smartphone is a camera and every microphone is live so pay attention to your behaviour, or risk damaging your reputation forever
May 13, 2014
Anyone who owns a small or medium-sized business, regardless of age or stake in the company, should give some serious thought to succession planning. Why? Because you never know when you're going to be hit by a wayward bus. That metaphorical bus could kill you; or worse, could leave you physically or mentally incapacitated
Apr 29, 2014
We can’t choose to disregard the leading Supreme Court case on this issue just because we don’t like the case or we don’t like the school’s covenant
Apr 29, 2014
Canadian franchisors won't find anything in the proposed legislation that is surprising, problematic or financially onerous
Apr 03, 2014
On Mar. 17, the CBC reported on an elderly British Columbia couple who needed to replace their roof and used Sears Home Services for the work. The trouble was, Sears Canada had sold its long-standing home services division to a third-party in 2012, and that third-party subsequently went into receivership, owing more than $8.9-million to nearly 600 suppliers and contractors in Canada
Mar 20, 2014
Unfortunate as it is, the demise of one national law firm in Canada is not the end of the world
Feb 18, 2014
In addition to the issue of withholdings tax payable on royalties paid to a non-Canadian, there are a few major issues that relate to currency, especially for prospective franchisees currently in negotiations to acquire a U.S., or other foreign-based franchise
Feb 04, 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.