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Marketing & Branding in Québec:

Strategically navigating French language requirements and leveraging trademarks

Replay of Webinar on Thursday, October 21st

Speakers: Christian Bolduc & Stéphanie Girard

In this webinar, our speakers provided a practical overview of the French language requirements in Québec focusing on commerce and business, including product markings, promotion, and advertisement, with practical tips to fully take advantage of the “recognized trademark” exception.

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