Please be informed that the devaluation of 59% on the exchange
rate used to calculate the official fees for foreign IP owners
announced by the Government on February 18 has been finally
published in the Official Gazette No. 40.865. The new official fees
costs have been already updated at the Venezuelan PTO website.
In addition, as we informed on February 12, 2016, the Venezuelan
Tax Authority (SENIAT) announced an increase of 18% in the Tax Unit
(TU) for 2016, resulting in an increase of the Official Fees in the
As a result of both announcements, Official Fees for Foreign
Nationals has been reduced in approximately 40% for trademark
renewals, mandatory payment of patent's first annuity as well
as changes of ownership and granting of registered patents and
trademarks. Please find attached the Official Fees for these
Marketing Authorization (MA) process in Mexico involves the direct or indirect participation of IP authority.
While it is true that each stage of the Marketing Authorization process includes particular steps, most of them have well-stablished guidelines; however, the stages related to IP rights are still under refinement.
In order to understand the relationship between actual IP rights and the MA prosecution process, Clarke Modet & Co offers wide range solutions from the IP point of v
Directed to in-house patent and legal professionals of pharmaceutical companies and their subsidiaries, to understand the relationship between IP rights and the market authorization prosecution process for a drug in Mexico.
IP services during Marketing Authorization (MA) process in Mexico:
Background: Search of patent documents related to a drug, Linkage system
Processing: Filling response to office actions from COFEPRIS related to IP matters
Monitoring: Importations and exportations vigilance
El 27 de diciembre de 2016, fue publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Federación un Acuerdo que modifica lineamientos para el uso del Portal de Pagos y Servicios Electrónicos (PASE) del Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI), en trámites de solicitudes de marca y aviso comercial.
Recently the Nice International Classification of Products and Services, a system used to categorize trademark applications, has been updated once again, with the entry into force of the 11th Edition on January 1, 2017.
License agreements have become an important legal tool available for business partners located in the same or in different countries to appropriately secure their own economic interest and legal rights involved in their transactions.
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