IMPORTS: $370.7 BILLION
POPULATION: 125,4 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 1,972,550 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (MXN)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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
Nice classification, 10th edition.
NO. Only if filed via Madrid System.
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
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
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.
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: