Category Archives: Topics of Interest

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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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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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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Declaration of True and Effective Use for Mexican Trademarks

Mexican trademarks registered after August 10, 2018 In view of the amendments to Mexican IP Law, which came into effect on August 10, 2018, all trademark Registrations granted after this date must now submit a Declaration of True and Effective … Continue reading

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Nice Classification, 11th Edition

As of 2017, the 11th edition of the Nice Classification will come into force in Mexico. The effective date will be January 1, 2017. The Nice Classification (NCL) is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of … Continue reading

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Amendments to Mexican IP Law – Aug. 2018

Non-Traditional Trademarks, Declarations of Use, AcquiredDistinctiveness and Coexistence Agreements, Certification Trademarks This year has brought many changes to Mexican IP Law, including a first round of amendments that came into effect on April 27, 2018, as previously reported, and a … Continue reading

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Amendments to Mexican IP Law – April, 2018

Appellation of OriginTerm of Industrial Design PatentsUpdated Patent fees and Excess page fee On April 27, 2018, new amendments to the Mexican IP Law and to the official fees came into force that affect different aspects of patent applications, industrial … Continue reading

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Trademark and Slogan Applications: IP Law amendments

Amendments to the Regulations of the Mexican Industrial Property Law Industrial Property Area: Trademark and Slogan Applications Formal Requirements Due to amendments to the Regulations of the Mexican Industrial Property Law in August 2011, the requirements for Trademark and Slogan … Continue reading

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Patent Prosecution Highway with USPTO

On February 22nd, 2011, the Mexican Industrial Property Institute (IMPI) announced the establishment of the first Pilot Program for the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), aiming to expedite and streamline the patent … Continue reading

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