Brian R. Fraser Partner


Year of Call: 1984 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4293

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: brian.fraser@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto



Brian R. Fraser

Brian Fraser is recognized as one of Canada's leading lawyers in advertising law and is past co-leader of the firm's Advertising and Product Regulatory Group. A Toronto-based Gowling WLG partner with more than 30 years' experience, Brian can help you ensure that your advertising and promotional campaigns achieve your strategic objectives, in compliance with the law.

Brian advises on all aspects of advertising law, including ad review for all media, claims support, comparative advertising, promotional contests and packaging and labelling requirements. His practice also includes representing clients in trade dispute proceedings administered by Advertising Standards Canada.

With a background in corporate and commercial law, Brian also advises with respect to advertising agency agreements and other contracts relating to the delivery of advertising, sponsorship, marketing and promotional services.

Recognized for his expertise in the field by major legal directories, such as ChambersBest Lawyers and Lexpert, Brian is a co-author of Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law (published by Carswell) and a contributing author to Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada (published by LexisNexis Canada) and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Brian has also served on several boards in the not-for-profit sector and is currently the past Chair of Food Banks Canada.

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      Chambers Canada 2016
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      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
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      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
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      February2015
      The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2015
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      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
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      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
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      February2014
      Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2014
  • 2013

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      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
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      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
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      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
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      February2013
      2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
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      July2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
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      February2012
      Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2012
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      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

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      May2011
      Lexpert/ American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada , 2011
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      February2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada , 2010
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      February2010
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
  • 1984

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1984
      Year of Call, Ontario

Brian is co-author of Canadian Advertising & Marketing Law, a comprehensive reference service for lawyers and other advertising professionals published by Carswell. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has published numerous articles and papers on advertising and marketing law issues.