This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such rights across Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, UAE and the UK.
While 2014 brought a new liberal government to the province of Quebec, it did not bring any respite from the enforcement of the Charter of the French Language . We should expect the Charter to remain relevant to businesses operating in the province for the foreseeable future.
On April 9, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that businesses in Quebec may continue to display their trademarks on public signs outside their premises in a language other than French if no French version of the trademark has been registered.
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