Region: Mexico

Managing household brands: the secrets to Industrias AIEn’s success

Mexico’s Industrias AIEn reveals what it takes to become the 2022 WTR Latin America Team of the Year.

26 July 2022

Register Tracker South America: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Registration rates have fallen at most major Latin America registries this year, but despite volatile application levels, companies in the region continue to eye overseas protection.

21 June 2022

Mexico: supporting and educating Customs can be key for brand owners

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Customs authorities comprise thousands of people trying to do their jobs within the confines (and shortcomings) of the relevant legislation. Customs officials have to deal with a limited mandate, scarce resources and the ever-growing risk of being the target of violence.

15 April 2022

Sixteen key questions answered about Mexico’s cannabis brands landscape

Gloria Niembro and Arturo Revilla of Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa tackle the most pressing issues about cannabis-product trademarks in Mexico, a market set to go stratospheric if a new law allowing recreational use is passed

24 February 2022

Register Tracker South America: September-December 2021

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The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico between September and December 2021.

21 February 2022

How to protect NFT patents in Mexico

The phenomena of NFTs has created a stir in the patent and trademark world, and now Mexican legislation is having to play catch-up with EPO policy. Consequently, it is vital to have some local knowledge when it comes to protecting NFT patents in Mexico.

27 January 2022

Fresh case may force IMPI to reconsider stance on e-signatures

A decision from the Circuit Court of Appeals may prompt a re-evaluation on how e-signatures – the use of which has seen a significant uptick due to lockdowns and remote working – are accepted in assignment agreements and other trademark contracts.

13 January 2022

How to prevent trademark rights lapsing under new law

A new law obliges trademark owners to submit a declaration of actual and effective use if they are not to risk losing their rights to trademark registrations.

11 November 2021

Rights holders succeed in changing Mexican legislation on certification marks

Trademark owners and local IP associations have successfully lobbied the government to change rules that made certification marks vulnerable to non-use cancellation actions, thus protecting consumers and bringing Mexico into line with other major jurisdictions.

04 November 2021

Register Tracker South America: May-August 2021

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Latin American brand owners post strong foreign filing levels during mid-year period

03 November 2021

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