Mexico has been -for long time- amongst the very few countries
that do not provide a trademark opposition system. Consequently,
the only alternative for third parties to oppose a registration of
pending applications in our country was the filing of unofficial
observations which, sometimes, were not even taken into
consideration by examiners during substantive assessment.
Nonetheless, as of August 30, 2016, an opposition system will be
implemented in the Mexican trademark procedure which is definitely
expected to create a more interactive environment between trademark
owners as well as more accurate decisions by the examiners.
Thus, the main purpose of this webinar is to describe
the opposition system and to achieve complete understanding about
its timelines, scopes and implications. In addition, the
post-grant proceedings will also be reviewed within the webinar.
1) Opposition System in Mexico:
2) Post-grant proceeding
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
José Miguel Mena López
Legal Services Manager | Clarke, Modet & Cº Mexico
Miguel has a comprehensive expertise in all areas and stages of
intellectual property, mainly -but not limited to- trademarks. His
practice encompasses a full IP services range which includes
strategic counselling, clearance and registrability opinion,
trademark prosecution (domestic or abroad; National or via Madrid),
licensing, assignments, customs recordation, border measures, as
well as trademark and patent litigation and enforcement.
Miguel worked as an intern in IMPI's Trademark Cancellation
Department and has been involved in IP matters for 7 years. He has
provided many lectures on the advantages and disadvantages between
National filings and Madrid flings, as well webinars concerning
different IP related topics.
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
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