Ms Stéphanie Girard

Stéphanie Girard

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Intellectual Property

French language requirements in Quebec: an introduction
Canada | 19 October 2020

The Charter of the French Language gives the French language the status of an official language in Quebec, thus making its use mandatory in all spheres of public life in the province, including commerce and business. An exception to this rule is the 'recognised trademark' exception, which provides that recognised trademarks need not be translated into French unless a French version of the mark is registered.