Strict criteria from the Mexican examiners


Victor Adames

The examiners of the MIIP have adopted criteria that result in the issuance of unnecessary official actions that hinder the prosecution of some trademark applications and increase registration fees for trademark owners.

Insertion of goods and services exactly as mentioned in the Nice Classification

The examiners have established as a criterion the refusal of goods or services that do not appear exactly as they are stated in the list of the Ninth Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services.

This criterion is being applied unnecessarily strictly, since the International Classification of Goods and Services is only a guide to help trademark owners determine the correct classification of the goods and/or services of interest.

MIIP, examination