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 Hague System: NO
National Industrial Property Law. TRIPS
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
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)
However, this is reviewed during the substantive examination stage and if the examiner determines that the embodiments correspond to different designs even though they share the same visual characteristics, applicant is required to divide the application
Formal filing requirements:
Power of Attorney. Assignment Document. Priority Document. Formal Drawings. Specification. Claim
According to the amendments to the Industrial Property Law of 2018, the designs are now published into the Official Gazette, but it is not possible to defer publication.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing – formal examination – formalities satisfied – publication – technical examination – notice of allowance – renewal
No. Nullity proceedings before IMPI available after granting.
Average time from filing to grant:
12 – 18 months
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
According to the amendments made in 2018 to the Industrial Property Law, once the design is granted it is protected for 5 years and can be renewed for periods of 5 years, until a maximum of 25.