TRADEMARKS

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 Madrid System: YES

Trademark Law in Force:

Industrial Property Law, in force since June 27th, 1991

Classification:

Nice classification, 10th edition.

Multiclass Applications:

NO. Only if filed via Madrid System.

Registrable Trademarks:

distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, devices, threedimensional forms, titles of intellectual or art works, and names of television or radio programs (as long as the owner of the IP rights of the works grants its written consent)

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney: Not necessary
• Priority certificate: Not necessary
• Indication of date of first use of the mark

Examination:

Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES

Opposition period:

30 days from publication date.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 6 months unless any obstacles were raised.

Term of protection:

10 years from the date of application.

Use requirements:

YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 3 years, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation not possible).

Grace period for renewal:

6 months

Link to Trademark Office:

http://www.impi.gob.mx/

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