Bill 96: Key Updates on Québec's Final Regulation

July 9, 2024

Important Update on Québec's Final Regulation Regarding Bill 96 and Trademark Use

The Québec Government has recently published the final regulation related to Bill 96, amending the Charter of the French Language. This regulation has significant implications for businesses in the cosmetics industry.

Key Takeaways from Bill 96:

  1. Trademark Use: Recognized trademarks can continue to be used in English without translation.
  2. Descriptive and Generic Terms: Any descriptive or generic terms associated with trademarks must be translated into French.
  3. Signage Requirements: French text must be significantly more prominent on any signage.
  4. Safety Instructions: All safety-related information must be provided in French.

Bill 96 Implementation Timeline:

  • The regulations will officially come into effect on June 1, 2025.
  • Certain exceptions and early requirements will be applicable starting July 11, 2024.

Impact of Bill 96 on Cosmetic Businesses:

Cosmetic businesses should review their branding, signage, and product labeling to ensure compliance with these new requirements. This is crucial to avoid potential penalties and to ensure smooth operations in Québec.

At EcoMundo, we are dedicated to keeping you informed about important regulatory changes. If you need assistance in adapting to these new requirements, do not hesitate to contact us.

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