Madrid comes into effect in Mexico
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Madrid comes into effect in Mexico

The Madrid Protocol came into effect in Mexico today (February 19), and baking company Grupo Bimbo was the first Mexican company to file an international application

Grupo Bimbo

Mexico is the 89th member of the international trade mark system, after depositing its instrument of accession with WIPO in November last year.

International trade mark owners can now designate the country, and Mexican companies can apply to extend their trade marks to other member states.

Mexico does not have trade mark opposition proceedings, but there are proposals to introduce them.

There are also understood to be plans to permit multi-class applications, accept generic designations of goods or services and admit coexistence agreements and consents.

Former Arochi partner Miguel Angel Margáin was appointed director of the Mexican IP office last month.

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