To Translate or not to Translate? MBM Provides General Guide for Businesses Operating in the Province of Québec after June 1, 2025

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By Scott Miller and Deborah Meltzer, September 21, 2023

If you sell products or have public signage in the Province of Québec, then please consider what changes, if any, will be necessary to the product inscriptions/packaging and signage to ensure compliance with the amendments to the Charter of the French Language, c-11, which will come into force on June 1, 2025.

To assist with your review, MBM has prepared the following flow charts:

MBM French language flowchart 2023 Page_1

 

MBM French language flowchart 2023 Page_2

 

MBM has developed creative solutions to minimize product inscriptions/packaging and signage changes and yet still be in compliance with the amendments to the Charter of the French Language, c-11, which will come into force on June 1, 2025. The flow charts are provided only as a general guide based on known amendments to the Charter of the French Language, c-11. Future amendments or regulations may impact the information provided above.

If you would like to learn more or require any advice, please contact:

Scott Miller, Co-Managing Partner, Head of the Litigation Department
T: 613.801.1099
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Deborah Meltzer, Trademark Agent & Associate Lawyer
T: 613.801.1077
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This article is general information only and is not to be taken as legal or professional advice. This article does not create a solicitor-client relationship between you and MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP. If you would like more information about intellectual property, please feel free to reach out to MBM for a free consultation.
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