Attention Quebec Retailers! New French Language Regulations Coming Soon

The Quebec government introduced amendments to the Charter of the French Language that will come into force on November 24, 2016.  As a result, all Quebec businesses will now be required to add French words to their non-French trademarks on all outdoor signage.  This means that retailers like WALMART or BEST BUY will now need to include on their signage a French descriptor outlining the nature of the business, or a slogan.

Businesses will have 3 years to comply with respect to existing signage, but the changes apply immediately to all new signage. 

For additional information, please contact Paula Clancy.

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