The Mexico Focus 2017 has been published on our website. It includes articles on filing trends, issues arising from the recently-enacted opposition system, court rulings interpreting patent claims, and Mexico’s increasing willingness to modernise its IP system.
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Filing trends in Mexico
Michael Loney analyses recent filing trends
Complex issues arising from the opposition system
Eduardo Kleinberg and Santiago Zubikarai of Basham discuss the lessons from Mexico’s nascent opposition system, including a lack of information about trade mark applications, examiners not being bound by oppositions, controversy over fees, and a lack of clarity about the basis on which an opposition may be filed
Interpretation of patent claims: recent court rulings
Two recent rulings have shed light on the interpretation of claims in Mexican patent litigation. Mariana Gonzalez Vargas of Becerril Coca & Becerril explains they provide an important reference for unity of invention and the doctrine of equivalents
New life for industrial designs and geographical indications
Mexico is showing willingness to modernise its IP system by saying hello to the Hague Agreement and GIs beyond appellations of origin. Christian Thomae of Dumont explains how it will work