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Poland/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.9 Language laws

The Law on the Polish Language (7 October 1999) introduced particular obligations on the use of the Polish language within the territory of the Republic in legal transactions involving Polish entities, or if one of the parties in a given transaction is a Polish entity. This pertains in particular to the names of goods and services including foreign language advertisements which must be accompanied by a Polish translation. The use of foreign language names is allowed even without translation. However, this law is quite general and does not refer directly to the film or television industry or other cultural activities such as theatre.


Chapter published: 20-08-2015

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