Amicus Brief

Procureure Générale Du Québec v. Magasins Best Buy Ltée et al

Published: December 10, 2014


Québec Court of Appeal

Our Position

The Office Québécois de la langue française (OQLF) conflated the distinct concepts of trademarks and trade names in its 2011 interpretation of the Charter of the French language and the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business by requiring trademark owners to include a generic French translation of their publicly displayed marks. The Court should therefore dismiss the present appeal and affirm the judgment rendered by the Quebec Superior Court on April 9, 2014.