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2022 was a busy year for WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year.
15 August 2023
Declarations of use were introduced as an effective legislative initiative to clear up trademark registrations that were not being used and blocking registration of new marks. However, the lack of harmonisation between Mexican law and the Madrid Protocol puts international trademark holders at risk of losing their rights.
30 June 2023
Inbound filings at the Mexican and Brazilian trademark offices rose at the start of 2023, despite declining elsewhere in Latin America, WTR analysis uncovers.
19 June 2023
Mexico's federal IP law has provided a new definition for bad faith and – crucially – the legal basis to enforce against it.
20 April 2023
IP lawyers have expressed their concern after meeting with the new director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, José Sánchez Pérez, to learn about his priorities.
25 January 2023
Registration and enforcement of trademark rights in Mexico is regulated by a framework of local laws, regulations, treaties and precedents on specific legal loopholes or procedural matters. Prosecution of applications, protection and maintenance of trademark registrations, as well as dispute procedures, are administered in accordance with the Mexican Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property (the IP Law), which entered into effect on 5 November 2020.
21 October 2022
Mercado Libre and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property have signed a collaboration agreement that could inspire more digital marketplaces to partner with IP authorities.
26 August 2022
Mexico’s Industrias AIEn reveals what it takes to become the 2022 WTR Latin America Team of the Year.
26 July 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
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
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