Trademarks System in Mexico

Friday, May 10, 2013 posted by:
TRADEMARK SYSTEM IN MEXICO The trademark system in Mexico accepts only single class applications and the Mexican PTO uses the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification. It is therefore needed to file one trademark application per class needed. Mexico’s trademark system does not have opposition proceedings and therefore the Mexican PTO makes an ex-officio examination about the earlier marks which may be similar to the trademark application. The proceeding to obtain a trademark application may take approximately 6-8 months since the filing date in case no objections are raised by the Mexican PTO. In case one objection is raised, the Trademark and Patent Office may take up 4-6 months to decide on the matter. Conducting a clearance search before filing the application is highly recommended in order to increase the chances to have a successful application. Despite the fact that the results do not offer a 100% of accuracy, the…