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Doing business in Quebec

Government of Québec proposes new regulation for retail signage

As a response to the decision of Québec (Procureure générale) v. Magasins Best Buy ltée, 2015 QCCA 747, the Government of Québec recently announced that it intends to bring forward a new regulation requiring companies with non-French names to add wording in French to their exterior signs.

 

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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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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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