A couple of years ago, a client of mine wondered why he couldn’t serve wine and champagne to customers in his high-end Vancouver clothing store.
Nov 19, 2016
British Columbia’s new Franchises Act will come into force on Feb. 1, 2017, making B.C. the sixth Canadian province to regulate the franchise industry in Canada.
Oct 05, 2016
There are some basic online tools available to help you familiarize yourself with political and economic risk before you make your investment.
Jul 30, 2016
On June 29, B.C. Premier Christy Clark withdrew the Real Estate Council of British Columbia’s ability to regulate the real estate profession in the province, shortly after an independent advisory panel made 28 recommendations concerning the ...
Jul 06, 2016
What's in a name? Or, for that matter, a brand? Well, a lot of headaches (and money) if you get it wrong, especially if you're not paying attention to its translation into other languages
Apr 05, 2016
The Trump brand has become poisonous… But what’s a business to do about it?
Dec 17, 2015
British Columbia is about to join Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI and New Brunswick and become the sixth province to regulate the franchise industry.
Oct 07, 2015
It appears that a week doesn't go by without a reputation-management disaster going viral on social media.
Jul 31, 2015
But there's another form of insurance which you might not be aware of, but which you might want to explore further, especially in light of the insolvency of Target Canada earlier this year
Jul 21, 2015
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
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.