Wine Law

We have special expertise and experience in representing wineries and vineyards, both local and international, advising on the protection and enforcement of brands in particular and on intellectual property matters in general relating to trade marks, certification marks, geographical indications, distinguishing guises, vineyard designations, copyright in label designs and advertising, marketing and packaging matters.

Our clients range from small, family-operated, terroir driven estate wineries in the Okanagan to large multinational wine brands from Australia, the United States and Europe. We have also acted as counsel for wineries on the purchase and sale of assets, reviewing and drafting wine-related agreements and advising on corporate, immigration, tax, regulatory compliance and succession issues.