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Mexico jurisdiction report: Changes to invalidation actions

Mexico14-09-2018Joaquín Esquivel

On August 10, 2018, several reforms to the Mexican Industrial Property Law (Mexican IP Law) came into force, substantially modifying our trademark system and affecting other relevant aspects, such as litigation actions whereby the validity of a trademark registration granted in Mexico may be challenged.

Mexico jurisdiction report: The new-look IP system

Mexico03-08-2018Carlos Gonzalez

On March 18, 2018, important amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law were published in the Federal Official Gazette; they will enter into force from August 10, 2018. These changes confirm the implementation of a more effective trademark system in Mexico, adapted to international treaties.

Mexico jurisdiction report: Taking care of the pharma sector

Mexico09-04-2018Mariana Gonzalez

On January 10, 2018, the Investigative Authority (IA) of the Federal Commission of Economic Competition (COFECE) published in the Federal Official Gazette a notice that it was initiating a new investigatory procedure on the investigation with file number IO-001-2017. The probe was to determine the existence of an unlawful concentration of companies in the market for the distribution and wholesale of pharmaceutical, personal care and beauty products.

Technological revolution, IP evolution

Mexico28-11-2017Nuria Becerril

As technological developments continue to affect business in Mexico, there are some major IP reforms being discussed in the country, says Nuria Becerril of Becerril, Coca & Becerril.

Mexico jurisdiction report: Further hope for non-traditional marks

Mexico22-11-2017Stefi Leunig

The current Mexican IP legislation covers the following trademark types: word marks, design (figurative) marks, 3D marks, and composite marks (mix of any of the types of marks).

Mexico jurisdiction report: providing evidence in invalidity actions

Mexico11-09-2017Joaquín Esquivel

One year has passed since the Mexican Federal Circuit courts issued a rule that generated a substantial change in the Mexican trademark litigation system. This change impacts negatively on IP litigation practice as it limits the legal actions outlined in the Mexican Industrial Property Law and removes the invalidity action that could be invoked against a trademark registration granted on the basis of false data contained in its application.

Easier terms for trademark applicants

Mexico30-05-2017Emilio Albarran

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property has adopted some modifications for the examination of trademark applications. Therefore, when a new applicant seeks to obtain registration for its mark, there are some changes in the examination process which should be taken into account.

The requirements of form and function

Mexico26-05-2017

Industrial designs in Mexico do function well, but applicants must be clear on the rules surrounding subject matter eligibility, as well as other issues, says Octavio Espejo of Becerril, Coca & Becerril.

New rules for word marks

Mexico27-04-2017Daniel Castro

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has adopted a new rule of requesting the applicant of a word mark to detail on the application form the letters either all in upper case or all in lower case, or the first letter in upper case and the rest in lower case (as in a typical sentence).

Keeping the records straight

Mexico24-02-2017Emilio Albarran

A common enquiry from our clients is whether corporate changes should be recorded at the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and what the legal consequences of not recording such changes can be.

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