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Intellectual property protection system in Mexico

Intellectual Property in Mexico

1Mexico general info

Mexico is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the south-east by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America.

International Country Code:  MX

Time zone: UTC/GMT -6 HOURS

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Brief information about Patent registration in Mexico (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Mexico (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Mexico

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Mexico

2. IP Legal Base in Mexico

Industrial Property Law
Decree amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Industrial Property
Federal Law on Plant Varieties
Federal Law on Copyright
Decree amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Federal Law on Copyright

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organization
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent and Trademark Office Contact Details

Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
Periférico Sur No. 3106
Piso 9, Col. Jardines del Pedregal
Mexico, D.F., C.P. 01900
Phone: (52 55) 56 24 04 00/01/04; (52 55) 5334 07 00
Email: mmargain@impi.gob.mx

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Mexico are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by AE AARON ESTRADA LEGAL on 29/08/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Mexican IP Laws.