The new “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA / T-MEC) has entered into effect in Mexico, replacing the former NAFTA / TLC agreement.
Since July 1st, 2020, important changes have taken place in Mexico’s Economic and Political scenario, mainly in regard to the country’s IP Law.
Some highlights about these developments are as follows:
- Amendments to trademark registration procedures, protection for trademarks that cover products/services in more than one international class and strengthening trademark opposition proceedings;
- Ad hoc legal framework for trade secrets;
- Increased protection for inventions, aimed to counter unreasonable delays from the authorities;
- Copyright protection in digital and online media including a new notice and takedown procedure; and,
- Local authorities are provided with a boarder scope of venues to pursue unlawful actions that infringe copyrights and broadcasters’ rights.
In the understanding that our clients will be facing new challenges, we take it as our priority to provide them with assistance and counsel on the latest changes to IP law in Mexico.
Thus, our highly skilled team will be glad to provide information regarding the new IP environment in our country and in North America.
We remain at your disposal through any of our communication channels and social media.