Region: Mexico

How Mexico is on the case when it comes to well-known trademarks

Mexico’s participation in various free trade agreements and recent update of the Industrial Property Law make it a jurisdiction worth considering when seeking to establish and utilise renown for a trademark in the region.

01 December 2020

Mexico continues to be an IP leader in Latin America

The country has an advanced system that is attractive to its northern neighbours. It also has an impressive roster of brands that are of significant value in the region.

13 November 2020

“Firms wouldn’t even accept a woman’s CV”: challenging diversity in Latin American legal culture

Often, the diversity discussion is centred on the goals of firms based in North America or Western Europe. But the conversation is also growing in Central and South America.

12 November 2020

How new labelling and packaging specifications are affecting marketing and legal practice in Mexico

As Mexico brings in stricter measures to curb obesity rates, the new limits on product packaging are having serious repercussions in the trademark landscape.

05 November 2020

Brands less important to consumers demanding social improvements, report reveals

Brandwatch has released the results of a survey of consumer perception on brand purpose in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

29 September 2020

The pros and cons of industrial designs, trademarks and trade dress

Having a distinct look is the best way for a product to stand out from the competition, but as Mexico awaits further guidance on new trade dress provisions, how should brand owners choose the right protection for their designs?

23 September 2020

New Law for the Protection of Industrial Property to come into force – what you need to know

Mexico’s new Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property was published in the Official Gazette on 1 July 2020 and will come into force on 5 November 2020. This update highlights the key changes that trademark owners and practitioners should be aware of.

02 September 2020

Key requirements for trademark licensing in Latin America and the Caribbean

When creating a regional licensing programme, understanding the nuances of the rules and regulations at jurisdictional level is key to success.

08 July 2020

Why Mexican rights holders may need to take the law into their own hands

With softened criminal penalties and agencies powerless to initiate their own seizure proceedings, brand owners should make a concerted effort and the best use of the remedies available to protect their marks in Mexico.

06 July 2020

Impact of covid-19 pandemic on IP practice in Mexico

Although Mexico has experienced an important slowdown in the activities associated with the protection of intellectual property, the IP system has not completely come to a halt, and IMPI is expected to resume its regular activities by 30 June 2020.

17 June 2020

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