Canada: Quebec Government Passes Legislation Impacting Trademarks - Bill 96

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CA2023-0041

On June 1, 2022, the Quebec government passed legislation titled Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec, to make new amendments to Quebec’s Bill 101. The declared purpose of Bill 96 is to reinforce and strengthen the use of the French language in Quebec by expanding the linguistic obligations and requirements originally outlined in Bill 101. Bill 96 has introduced significant trademark amendments and requirements for non-French trademarks on product packaging, labeling, public signage, posters & commercial advertising. These amendments will come into force on June 1, 2025.

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