Mexico IP Overview

Mexico is a member of most international organizations regulating the protection of intellectual property rights. The Mexican government strengthened its domestic legal framework for protecting intellectual property with the promulgation of a new industrial property law in 1991 and a new copyright law in 1997. These laws extend product patent protection to nearly all processes and products, including chemicals, alloys, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and plant varieties; extend the term of patent protection from 14 to 20 years from the date of filing; and substantially increase protection for several types of copyrighted materials. Trademarks are granted for 10-year renewable periods. A wide range of criminal, administrative and civil remedies are available for intellectual property rights violations.

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  • Aldecoa & Elias SRL

    Add: Av. Contreras 516, Despachos 103 y 104, Col. San Jerónimo Lídice, Del. La Magdalena Contreras, 10200, México, D.F, México
    Tel: (52 55) 53353871
    Fax: (52 55) 54242856
    Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Italian, French
    Contact Person: Rogelio Valdés Pila
    Areas of Specialization: Patents, PCT Patent Aplications, PCT Nat. Phases, Utility
    Models, Trademarks, Designs, Searches, Renewals, Copyright, Patent Translations,
    Pharmaceuticals, Other Intellectual Property Related Matters.

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