Mexico Joins the International Trademark System

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Mexico Joins the International Trademark System

On November 19, 2012, the Mexican Government deposited before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the Madrid Protocol), which in accordance to same, entered into force as of February 19, 2013.

Mexico has established several modalities for the implementation of the Madrid Protocol, mainly:

Our country has extended the term to notify a provisional refusal from 12 to 18 months.
An individual fee has been established when Mexico is designated, either in an international application or in a designation subsequent to an international registration or in respect of the renewal of an international registration.

The following amounts in Swiss francs have been set:

It is important to consider that the Mexican Trademark Office, reserves its rights to study the scope of protection of an international trademark application and issue form and/or substance requirements when applicable.

Our firm welcomes this new system into our legal framework and offers any assistance in the handling and filings before the Mexican Trademark Office.

For more on the implementation of the Madrid Protocol in Mexico, please visit our website at

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