The Mexican law on counterfeiting could be improved with the addition of some relevant provisions that are not currently covered, says Juan Carlos Amaro.
Even though it is possible to establish an effective strategy before customs and the Attorney General’s Office for a trademark holder intending to enforce a trademark portfolio in Mexico, several changes to the law would be beneficial.
Customs has no official database to review trademark owners or licensee information. Instead, it uses an informal database containing information collected from past actions and details that some trademark owners have provided informally about their portfolios. It is crucial for IP owners to have close communications with customs authorities in order to keep them updated with any new relevant information.
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anti-counterfeiting, customs, Mexican Customs Law, amendments