World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Mexico

In 2020 a new IP law came into force in Mexico, introducing significant revisions to all aspects of trademark practice. Among other major changes, registrations now remain valid for 10 years from grant and a declaration of use claim must be filed when renewal is requested, as well as shortly...

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In 2020 a new IP law came into force in Mexico, introducing significant revisions to all aspects of trademark practice. Among other major changes, registrations now remain valid for 10 years from grant and a declaration of use claim must be filed when renewal is requested, as well as shortly after the third anniversary of grant. Stronger border measures have also been put in place, allowing Mexican customs officials to coordinate seizures of counterfeits that are in transit to other countries. In further developments, there is also greater clarity in the oppositions system: the term within which to respond to oppositions has been extended, and applicants that file oppositions are now prohibited from filing later invalidity actions on the same grounds. Overall, the country’s practitioners have welcomed the changes, which should help them to provide the increasingly specialised IP services that the modern market demands.

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