Region: Mexico

Mercado Libre joins forces with Mexico IP office as e-commerce platforms step up collaborative efforts

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

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

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

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

Global Innovation Index reveals how Mexico can create a world-leading innovation economy

Fresh data from WIPO suggests that Mexico’s innovation and IP environment could be greatly improved by strengthening governmental institutions and the rule of law, as well as further investing in the countries key products and industries. Further, it suggests intellectual property has a significant role to play in boosting population-wide economic benefits.

14 October 2021

USMCA or FTA, UK GI regime will be defining factor in talks with US

Prospects of a trade deal and speculation that the United Kingdom could join the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement have dominated coverage of the UK prime minister’s trip to Washington DC.

25 September 2021

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