IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Mexico

The Federal Law on the Protection of Industrial Property came into force on 5 November 2020, replacing the former Industrial Property Law. The new law ushers in a host of changes with respect to patents – for example, it clarifies what is non-patentable; impedes the possibility of double patenting; affords...

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The Federal Law on the Protection of Industrial Property came into force on 5 November 2020, replacing the former Industrial Property Law. The new law ushers in a host of changes with respect to patents – for example, it clarifies what is non-patentable; impedes the possibility of double patenting; affords new opportunities for obtaining supplementary protection certificates; and includes a Bolar exemption allowing for the import by third parties of patented active drug ingredients for the purpose of conducting tests in the final three years of patent protection. The reform is an important step towards harmonising Mexican IP law with international standards and gives those protecting their inventions in Mexico greater confidence.

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