The Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office (VPTO) has
informed of a process to speed up decisions over trademark
The VPTO has notified to the interested parties, in the
Extraordinary Gazette Official No. 566 dated September 8, 2016,
that they must ratify in writting their interest in continuing
pending opposition procedures.
The ratification writs must be submitted up to November
In case of not filing a ratification writ, the VPTO will
consider that the opponents have no interest in continuing
oppositions and will proceed in consequence to declare the lapsing
of the opposition considering them as abandoned, and as result,
trademark applications will continue their regular registration
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.
Under the Mexican Trademark Law there is no obligation to use a trademark until renewal time is reached in the 10th year as of the filing date of the registration to be renewed and when filing the application for renewal it is only necessary to declare under oath that the mark has been used during a term of the last three years.
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