Local PTO promotes the protection of IP rights
On March 14, 2016, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) hosted the 13th Meeting of the Group on Fight against Illegality (“13ª Reunión de la Mesa de Combate a la Ilegalidad“), which has the objective to discuss the progress of actions in protection of intellectual property rights. Both public and private entities are part of this office. The Group on Fight against Illegality is composed by representatives of several Mexican governmental authorities, as well as of the private sector.
During the meeting, Miguel Ángel Margáin, Director General of IMPI, shared with attendees information regarding actions on enforcement that were carried out by the Institute during 2015. He also noted that 206 officials were trained and urged the attendees to increase joint efforts.
Aristóteles Núñez, head of the Tributary Administration Service (“Servicio de Administración tributaria” – SAT), highlighted the work done so far between the public and private sectors, and invited the members to strengthen the commitments and exchange of information made for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes and administrative offenses related to unlawful conduct.