The decree that contains amendments to the Federal Law of Contentious Administrative Proceedings ("Ley Federal de Procedimiento Contencioso Administrativo") was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on June 13, 2016, and is now in effect in Mexico. This Law regulates the procedure for challenging administrative acts and resolutions before a specialized court in intellectual property matters, including acts issued by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property ("IMPI") and the Mexican Copyright Institute ("INDAUTOR"). The aforementioned amendments have expedited the litigation procedure, reducing time frames associated within legal actions. Relevant amendments include the following:
- An appeal must be filed/responded within thirty (30) business days (instead of 45 business days).
- An action shall be broaden within 10 business days (instead of 20 business days).
- Preliminary injunctions shall be resolved by the court within 24 hours.
- The court may deny a counter-bond (lifting injunction).
- Closing arguments shall be filed within 10 business days (instead of 15 business days).
- The court shall issue its resolution within 30 days (instead of 45 days).
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