During a press conference in December, the Director General of IMPI, Miguel Ángel Margáin, reported that 129,619 trademark applications were filed in the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) from January to November 2015,  an increase of 3 percent in 11 months over  the entire year of 2014.

The number of trademark applications filed online also increased 33.5 percent over 2014.

Regarding trademark registrations, Margáin stated that 90,105 were granted in 2014, and an increase of 11 percent is expected in 2015.

Margáin added that the number of trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trademarks during 2015 was almost 22,000, compared to 16,707 in 2014. In only two years since its adherence to the protocol in 2013, Mexico ranks 10th worldwide regarding the number of international trademark filings at IMPI.

Source: http://www.informador.com.mx

Previously published on the 21st January 2016

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