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Mexico IP Focus 2008 5th edition

  • A view from the bench

    Judge Jean Claude Tron Petit serves as a magistrate on Mexico's Circuit Court for Administrative Matters, one of the deciding authorities for IP appeals. Eileen McDermott spoke with the judge about the court’s role and the challenges it faces

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  • The system should be changed

    Adolfo Athié of Basham Ringe y Correa suggests an efficient way to resolve the current difficulty attached to seeking compensation for an invasion of rights

  • A question of translation

    Heriberto López of Becerril Coca & Becerril gives an overview of the law concerning the duty to translate requested documents

  • Taxation: royalties and others

    Laura Collada of Dumont outlines the tax treatment of royalties, technical assistance and franchises paid to residents abroad, as well as accounting and the tax treatment of assignments

  • Innovative data protection

    Regulatory reform is needed to implement data package exclusivity rights, say Alejandro Luna and Juan Luis Serrano of Olivares

  • The guiding principle

    David Zamores, Mauricio Escoto and Felipe Gutierrez of Panamericana de Patentes y Marcas explain why good faith must be the guiding principle in Mexican trade mark legislation

  • Form or content?

    Kiyoshi Tsuru of Tsuru Morales & Tsuru explains the effective protection clause of TRIPs as applied to Mexican copyright practice

  • Controlled use needs clarification

    Carlos Trujillo of uhthoff gomez vega & uhthoff compares the use of marks by controlled companies under NAFTA and TRIPs with the registration of trade mark licences in Mexico

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