Amendment of Regulations of the Industrial Property Law
Recognition of priority rights on Trademark Applications filed in Mexico. No need to file the certified copy of the foreign application for trademark applications filed in Mexico as from JUNE 13, 2011.
Trademark applications filed with the Mexican TM Office as from the above date, which claim a foreign priority, will no longer require the filing of the certified copy of the foreign trademark application.
The priority rights will be recognized as long as the appropriate claim is made in the Mexican trademark application, providing the filing date and the application number appointed to the foreign application. Payment of the applicable government fee to claim priority remains unchanged.
Trademark applications filed before the effective date of this amendment will still be governed by the former provisions thus, the certified copy of the foreign trademark application should be timely submitted to support the priority claimed on those applications (i.e. within 90 days as from the filing of the Mexican application). Nonetheless, these applicants are allowed to file a written request within 30 days as from the effective date of the amendment, namely before JULY 13, 2011, requesting that the application be submitted to the amended legal provisions, in order to avoid the former requirement.