Answer ... A Mexican patent confers on its owner an exclusive right for the industrial and commercial exploitation of the patented invention within the Mexican territory. In particular, a patent confers on its owner the exclusive right:
- to make, use, put on the market, sell or import the patented product;
- to apply the patented process; and
- to use, put on the market, sell or import products directly obtained from that process.
Answer ... In order to enforce its rights, the owner of a Mexican patent can file for provisional measures and/or commence an infringement action.
These measures are available only in case of violation of a Mexican patent that has already been granted.
Answer ... Patent are enforceable for as long as they remain in force. A Mexican patent is valid for a non-renewable period of 20 years, starting from the filing date of the patent application.