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IPR SME Helpdesk for Latin America

IPR SME Helpdesk for Latin America

From 7 July, the Mercosur IPR Helpdesk has considerably expanded its services to include more than 18 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Peru. This change is reflected in the Helpdesk’s new name, the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk. Chile, Brazil, Argentina and the rest of the Mercosur countries will also be covered by […]

EPO and IMPI agree on CPC introduction in Mexico

EPO and IMPI agree on CPC introduction in Mexico

Meeting in Munich this week the heads of the EPO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by the IMPI. Jointly introduced by the EPO and the USPTO in 2013 and built on the EPO’s in-house ECLA classification the […]

New amounts of individual fee payable in respect of Cloumbia

New amounts of individual fee payable in respect of Cloumbia

The new amounts of individual fee will be: 373 Swiss francs for one class of goods or services and 187 Swiss francs for each additional class The change will take effect on January 1, 2015. Therefore, these amounts will be payable where Colombia (a) is designated in an international application which is received, or is […]

The new amounts of individual fee will be: 373 Swiss francs for one class of goods or services and 187 Swiss francs for each additional class The change will take effect on January 1, 2015. Therefore, these amounts will be payable where Colombia (a) is designated in an international application which is received, or is […]
EPO to launch PPH pilot programmes with Canada, Mexico and Singapore

EPO to launch PPH pilot programmes with Canada, Mexico and Singapore

In an effort to boost innovation and trade, the EPO has signed Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programmes with the patent offices of Canada, Mexico and Singapore to launch accelerated treatment of patent applications, starting in January 2015. The bilateral agreements were signed in Geneva at the side lines of the World Intellectual Property Organization […]

In an effort to boost innovation and trade, the EPO has signed Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programmes with the patent offices of Canada, Mexico and Singapore to launch accelerated treatment of patent applications, starting in January 2015. The bilateral agreements were signed in Geneva at the side lines of the World Intellectual Property Organization […]
A modification of the General Rules and Standards applicable on Mexican Foreign Trade

A modification of the General Rules and Standards applicable on Mexican Foreign Trade

A modification of the General Rules and Standards applicable on Mexican Foreign Trade, aiming to facilitate a more effective approach of the customs authorities against counterfeited goods. Due to an amendment of Mexican Customs Regulations, as effective on Friday, July 25, 2014, the importers of goods entering Mexican territory have to indicate whether such products […]

A modification of the General Rules and Standards applicable on Mexican Foreign Trade, aiming to facilitate a more effective approach of the customs authorities against counterfeited goods. Due to an amendment of Mexican Customs Regulations, as effective on Friday, July 25, 2014, the importers of goods entering Mexican territory have to indicate whether such products […]
EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Marquéz, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular. This agreement, which follows the successful […]

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Marquéz, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular. This agreement, which follows the successful […]
Mexico is on the Watch List in 2014

Mexico is on the Watch List in 2014

According to the 2014 Special 301 Report the positive developments in Mexico in 2013 include entry into force of the Madrid Protocol, implementation of amendments to the copyright law that allow rights holders to seek damages in civil courts before an administrative infringement decision is issued or becomes final, and progress in the destruction of […]

According to the 2014 Special 301 Report the positive developments in Mexico in 2013 include entry into force of the Madrid Protocol, implementation of amendments to the copyright law that allow rights holders to seek damages in civil courts before an administrative infringement decision is issued or becomes final, and progress in the destruction of […]
The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM

The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM

The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM in the beggining of May. Miguel Angel Margáin, along with a delegation of senior directors from INPI, visited Alicante. In addition to meeting with President Campinos, the delegation heard updates on OHIM’s work and discussed bilateral cooperation between the two offices. The Mexican Office has already […]

The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM in the beggining of May. Miguel Angel Margáin, along with a delegation of senior directors from INPI, visited Alicante. In addition to meeting with President Campinos, the delegation heard updates on OHIM’s work and discussed bilateral cooperation between the two offices. The Mexican Office has already […]
Computing systems in Mexico are growing

Computing systems in Mexico are growing

There is an increase of Mexican computing industry in many domains. Salomon Garza Castro is analyzing the growth`s aspects related to intellectual property starting from a disproportion of patent applications and granted patents in Mexico, which he explains with the fact that computer programs are not considered inventions as per the Industrial Property Law. The […]

There is an increase of Mexican computing industry in many domains. Salomon Garza Castro is analyzing the growth`s aspects related to intellectual property starting from a disproportion of patent applications and granted patents in Mexico, which he explains with the fact that computer programs are not considered inventions as per the Industrial Property Law. The […]
Mexico and geographical indications

Mexico and geographical indications

Managing IP and Omar Serrano remind that Mexican legal system does not regulate geographical indications. Mexican Industrial Property Law only”prohibits the registration as a trade mark of a geographical denomination when it indicates the provenance of a product and may cause confusion regarding its origin”. There are proposed changes of LGIAO (Law for Geographical Indications […]

Managing IP and Omar Serrano remind that Mexican legal system does not regulate geographical indications. Mexican Industrial Property Law only”prohibits the registration as a trade mark of a geographical denomination when it indicates the provenance of a product and may cause confusion regarding its origin”. There are proposed changes of LGIAO (Law for Geographical Indications […]
Meeting between IMPI and EPO

Meeting between IMPI and EPO

EPO reported the Meeting in Mexico City of the heads of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) where they concurred to increase their co-operation supporting innovation. There was also a meeting between the EPO President Benoît Battistelli, the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, representatives of Mexican and […]

EPO reported the Meeting in Mexico City of the heads of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) where they concurred to increase their co-operation supporting innovation. There was also a meeting between the EPO President Benoît Battistelli, the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, representatives of Mexican and […]
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    The Amending Regulation was published on 24 December 2015 and is part of the EU trade mark reform legislative package that also includes the replacement of the existing EU Trade Mark Directive (Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council).

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