Every entrepreneur starting a new business here in Quebec needs to know the various French language laws specific to the province. It is sad to see many entrepreneurs failing to comply with those, putting their fresh startup at risk. An excellent post (Understanding French Language Laws for Startups) on those laws was posted a few weeks ago on the very well known blog Next Montreal.
A few key points mentionned in the post:
- Website and other commercial advertising need an equal or predominant use of the French language.
- Registered trademarks to not need a French equivalent. This is why Best Buy does not have to use “Meilleur Achat” in its commercial advertising