Region: Mexico

New rules for filing voluntary divisional applications in Mexico explained

The Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property came into force at the end of 2020, bringing in major changes with regard to filing divisional patent applications. Mexican IP professionals provide a rundown of the key aspects of the new law.

13 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Mexico

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

In Mexican law, IP rights violations can be considered either administrative infringements (ie, trademark or copyright) or criminal counterfeiting cases, depending on the facts of the actual matter, each with its own procedural regulations and effects.

11 May 2021

Supreme Court of Justice: “real and effective use” of trademark necessary to preserve registration in Mexico

The lack of definition in Mexican legislation as to what constitutes trademark use has caused headaches to trademark owners for many years. However, a recent resolution issued by the Supreme Court of Justice provides some welcome answers.

26 April 2021

How to demonstrate acquired distinctiveness in Mexico

Acquired distinctiveness is a concept that has only recently been introduced into Mexican trademark law. Here is all you need to know about proving it in trademark applications.

11 March 2021

USPTO ends specimen protest email; New York Times drops Time lawsuit; UK debut for Amazon Fresh – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a groundbreaking report on IP in Mexico, INTA holding events marking International Women’s Day, Apollo acquiring craft retailer Michaels, and much more.

05 March 2021

The notorious markets you need to have on your policing radar

The latest USTR list provides crucial intelligence for rights holders, with eight new physical markets added.

18 January 2021

Fame in South America: how to establish and wield well-known status

Renown is a powerful tool for trademark practitioners, but when seeking to establish and utilise it in Central and South America, local nuance is all important.

04 January 2021

Why Mexico needs clearer publicity rights

With image rights protected mainly by the Federal Copyright Law, the overlap between an individual’s right to control use of their image and the automatic copyright established on behalf of an author can lead to courtroom conflicts.

12 December 2020

Gender pay gap reports a necessary diversity tool for Latin American law firms, experts urge

While most firms ensure that no specific role is paid differently due to gender, a gender pay gap report lays bare whether a firm has men over-represented in the highest-earning positions.

04 December 2020

Partial cancellations under the new Mexican IP law

One of the most significant changes brought about by the new Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property is the introduction of partial cancellation actions, which should bring several benefits to the Mexican IP system.

03 December 2020

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