The following pages provide analysis of important intellectual property trends in Mexico, including a new law for industrial designs and geographical indications, the challenges of the new opposition system, and rulings interpreting patent claims. First, Michael Loney analyses recent filing trends
Eduardo Kleinberg and Santiago Zubikarai of Basham discuss the lessons from Mexico’s nascent opposition system, including a lack of information about trade mark applications, examiners not being bound by oppositions, controversy over fees, and a lack of clarity about the basis on which an opposition may be filed
Two recent rulings have shed light on the interpretation of claims in Mexican patent litigation. Mariana Gonzalez Vargas of Becerril Coca & Becerril explains they provide an important reference for unity of invention and the doctrine of equivalents
Mexico is showing willingness to modernise its IP system by saying hello to the Hague Agreement and GIs beyond appellations of origin. Christian Thomae of Dumont explains how it will work
May / June 2019
From trademarks to trade secrets: in-house tips on brand protection in China
Despite the well-known struggles in protecting trademarks and trade secrets in China, there are some tried-and-tested strategies to employ, as Karry Lai and Ellie Mertens hear from in-house counsel at a range of domestic and international companies
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