Dumont is a Mexican IP firm. The practice covers all aspects of intellectual property, including obtaining, registering and protecting inventions (patents, utility models and industrial designs), distinctive signs (trademarks, trade names, brand slogans and appellations of origin), copyright (owner and author rights and related rights), information technology (domain names and internet assets) and data protection issues. It also has extensive expertise in litigation, anti-counterfeiting and related commercial law (corporate, licensing, immigration, regulatory and tax), and provides a full array of IP-related legal services.
Founded more than 75 years ago, Dumont has remained contemporary and responsive to ever-changing client needs. Consistent with its commitment to technology, efficiency and the highest-quality service, the firm is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Moreover, Dumont is the only IP firm in Mexico that has received ISO 9001:2015 certification from German organisation TUV Rheinland. The certification indicates that the firm meets high-quality standards for its management systems, including counselling, filing, prosecution and consulting services and litigation and management of intellectual and industrial property rights (including filing and prosecution). It means that the quality of the firm’s legal work is consistent, constant and reliable in every case.
Dumont was established as a patent firm and from there developed into a boutique, highly specialised in all IP fields; however, patents have remained at the core of the firm. It is one of very few firms in Mexico that perform in-depth examination of patent applications. This service allows the firm to deliver the best possible advice while prosecuting applications and avoiding the issuance of official actions, since it can foresee the amendments that will be required by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI). In addition, the firm is highly specialised in providing patent linkage services. The patent team undergoes ongoing training, which allows it to analyse how to adapt foreign applications and overcome possible obstacles. The team’s expertise covers all fields of science, including pharma, biotech, electrical, mechanical, mechatronics and communications. Moreover, Dumont is one of only a few Mexican firms that draft patents in the same way as peers throughout the world. Dumont has exceptional experience and knowledge of the criteria established by the IMPI and the diverse jurisprudence set down by the Mexican courts, which makes it the best option for prosecution and litigation in the IP area.
In the trademark field, Dumont plans strategies that are tailored to the client’s needs, attending to both legal issues and commercial aspects. The trademark team is also highly specialised and has been recognised on several occasions for its outstanding work. The team members have vast expertise on classification issues.
Consistent with the firm’s commitment to modern technology – which enables it to offer the highest-quality and most complete IP service – Dumont has implemented the Patrix Helpware System, a state-of-the-art docketing system. The firm has also digitalised its archives and can provide a fully paperless service. The firm’s members receive training in different areas – not only in legal and technical areas, but also in order to achieve client satisfaction. The firm also has a public relations department that is in constant communication with clients.
Dumont are committed to leading the field in terms of legal trends, technology and business. It is also committed to offering personalised, proactive and preventive legal strategies, corporate, tax and added-value services, all of which it provides in order to meet and exceed the expectations of its clients. Dumont take pride in building strong business and personal relationships with its clients. It is committed to answering queries within 24 hours and to delivering top legal services and achieving client satisfaction. Many of Dumont’s clients have remained with the firm for more than 40 or 50 years – that alone says something about the quality and care that Dumont offers to its clients.