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Mexico IP Focus 2005

  • Madrid waits for Mexico

    José Graca-Aranha of WIPO discusses Mexico and the rest of Latin America's developing attitude towards joining the Madrid Protocol

  • The pros and cons of claiming first use

    Claiming the date of commencement of use of trade marks in Mexico raises some tricky issues. Jaime Delgado and Arturo D Reyes of Goodrich Riquelme & Asociados explain

  • The good and bad for well-known and famous marks

    A recent amendment to Mexico's IP law has made it easier to get a trade mark recognized as well-known or famous. But problems remain, explain Jorge Molet and Leonardo Taro Seo of Bufete Soní

  • How owners can litigate to protect trade marks

    Roberto Arochi of Arochi, Marroquín & Lindner runs through trade mark owners' options when protecting their marks in Mexico, including administrative infringement, declarations and court enforcement

  • The options for enforcing your IP

    There are various ways to pursue infringers and seek restitution. Agustín Velázquez, Gabriel Pardo, Alberto Huerta Bleck and Alvaro Huerta of Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes SC outline what is available to rights owners

  • What to know before striking a deal

    Technology transfer and licensing deals are governed by a series of national laws that foreign companies need to understand before doing business in Mexico. Jose Antonio Romero and Héctor Chagoya of Becerril Coca & Becerril outline the country's licensing regime

  • The reasons for valuation

    Intellectual property valuation has novelty value among IP professionals not used to the mainstream importance of intangible assets. But as Gustavo A Alcocer and Carlos Woodworth of Olivares & Cia argue, valuing your IP is essential if you plan to use your assets in a productive fashion

  • Comparative law alleviates biotech uncertainty

    When providing much-needed clarification on the patentability of biotechnological inventions, the Mexican Patent Office considered how other countries had dealt with the issue. By Horacio Rangel-Ortiz of Uhthoff Gomez Vega & Uhthoff


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