COUNTRY : UNITED MEXICAN STATES
CAPITAL : MEXICO CITY
LANGUAGE : SPANISH
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, BERNE CONVENTION, WTO-TRIPS, PCT, NAFTA
Mexican Intellectual Property Rights office is administered by Mexican Institute of Industrial Property.
The Mexican Intellectual Property Rights office is also known as the IMPI, located at Mexico city, having 4 regional offices at:
· Northern regional office
· Southern regional office
· Western regional office and
· Central regional office.
A search, especially that of a phonetic mark to rule out similarity to the proposed mark is highly recommended. The search application is for free, however, search is carried out by the IMPI for a fee.
Applicant has to furnish the following documentation for filing of trademarks in Mexico:
· Infringement & Opposition Actions
· License and Assignment procedures
· Trademark Watch Services
It is ideal to ensure that the application is error free as regards indicating the trademark, goods & services, since corrections are not allowed and if any changes are to be carried out, the application is subjected to a whole new process.
Pre - Registration: Prior user having used a similar mark in good faith and continuously without registering it has rights and may apply for registration.