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Director General José Sánchez Pérez meets with local lawyers to discuss enforcement and implementation of IP law
25 January 2023
16 November 2022
Mexico is a civil law country with a peculiar unified system wherein both infringement and invalidity actions are filed before the same government agency as the one that grants patents: the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).
28 October 2022
In the past, it was common to find that the effective term of a patent would differ from one patent to another, depending on how long each examiner took to study the application; in other words, under the 20-year filing date rule, a patent could be granted at any time between two years to 17 or more years after filing, and there have been cases in which either the patentee would enjoy only a single year of protection or the patent would be invalid upon issue – a result that is totally preposterous, unfair and unconstitutional.
26 October 2022
While biologics have been officially recognised in Mexican law since 2009, innovators need to be aware of the regulatory regime governing these biotech products.
18 August 2022
Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs
12 August 2020
As the race to find coronavirus cures intensifies, we explore how legislation might be deployed in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US to ensure inventions are shared
05 August 2020
With Mexico’s change of government, new trends and practices have been introduced, affecting, among other things, the regulatory and IP framework. This chapter contains an overview of the main ammendments made throughout 2019 and a brief discussion on what it is expected for 2020.
07 May 2020
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