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México begins to accept non-traditional trademarks

The reform of August 10 2018 to the Mexican Industrial Property Law substantially changed the Mexican trademark landscape. Among the most relevant changes brought by this legislative reform, particularly the acceptance on behalf of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property … Continue reading

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What everyone can learn from the $300 million deal that Taylor Swift claims ‘stripped me of my life’s work’

Taylor Swift is teaching the world a lesson about protecting their work. Read more here.

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Mexico: Patents Comparative Guide

Mexican patent law is contained in the Mexican Industrial Property Law and its complementary regulation. Read more here.

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Mexico: The Franchise Law Review

The Mexican franchise market is still considered to be a fresh and growing market, and one that continues to offer good opportunities for people wanting to start a business, people seeking to develop a business or expand a brand, or … Continue reading

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Madrid Trademarks – Registered Attorney

More and more applicants are indicating Mexico as a designated state for their International Registrations under the Madrid Protocol. However, while the process may be harmonized under WIPO, there are still quirks in the Mexican system that applicants should know … Continue reading

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Mexico: The IMPI In The 4T

“[IMPI’s] new Director has made statements in the media about the various projects that he particularly must implement during [the] new administration in the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office.” Read more here.

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The importance of having an attorney on File for Mexican Trademarks

Mexican Trademark Law does not require trademarks, either applications or registrations, to have an attorney on file. However, this is not recommended as notifications regarding Mexican trademark applications or registrations will be published via the official gazette, as per the … Continue reading

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Faced with unreasonable medicines prices, the Netherlands introduces pharmacy exemption in patent law.

On 1 February 2019, [the] second sentence of the Dutch Patent Act 1995 came into force introducing a patent exemption for the preparation of medicines in a pharmacy. Read more here.

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Powers of Attorney

Each separate trademark application at the Mexican IP Institute (IMPI) requires an original Power of Attorney (or certified copy thereof) for the Attorney on file who represents the trademark owner(s). It is not necessary to submit a Power of Attorney … Continue reading

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In order to identify products or services, in Mexico you can protect sounds as a brand

To request the registration of a sound mark it is important to clearly and precisely describe the object of protection, as well as the graphic representation by staves, phonograms or onomatopeyas. Read more here

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