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Charter of the French Language

In French please!

On April 27th of this year, a group of leading retailers, including Best Buy, Costco and Wal-Mart, won their case before the Quebec Court of Appeal, which confirmed that the display of their English trademarks on storefront signage of the locations they operate in Quebec is in compliance with the Charter of the French Language […]

 

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Size does matter: Quebec court weighs in on French language laws

While 2014 brought a new liberal government to the province of Quebec, it did not bring any respite from the enforcement of the Charter of the French Language . We should expect the Charter to remain relevant to businesses operating in the province for the foreseeable future.

 

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Business trademarks may be displayed in Quebec in a language other than French

On April 9, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that businesses in Quebec may continue to display their trademarks on public signs outside their premises in a language other than French if no French version of the trademark has been registered.

 

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