DESIGNS

MEXICO

GDP: $1,295 BILLION
IMPORTS: $370.7 BILLION
POPULATION: 125,4 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 1,972,550 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (MXN)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of The Hague System: YES

Applicable Law:

National Industrial Property Law. TRIPS

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

12 months. Disclosure date must be indicated at the application with supporting evidence

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:

Yes, provided that that the different embodiments share the same visual characteristics in general (unity of Invention)

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney. Assignment Document. Priority Document. Formal Drawings. Specification. Claim

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No. Designs are NOT published in the Official Gazette

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal Examination. First Official requirements: Formalities Satisfied. Technical Examination. First official Letter. Notice of Allowance. Issuance of Certificate

Opposition:

No. Nullity proceedings before IMPI available after granting.

Average time from filing to grant:

12 months

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

15 years from filing date, with maintenance payments each 5 years, once the application is granted. No renewal

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