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SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Mexican government is working to improve the legal climate in regards to intellectual property rights in order to attract more foreign investment and have greater guarantees for the protection of such rights.

 

In a relatively short period of time between 2008 and 2016, Mexico has undergone major legislative changes relating to intellectual property, including a new criminal justice system to improve the treatment and control of piracy, a new system implemented between the Patent and Trademark Offices and the Mexican Customs (2011) to identify counterfeit products imported into Mexico, the inclusion of a trademark opposition system, the implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway with other Latin American countries and the United States, the inclusion of the Madrid Protocol in their trademark system and finally in 2016, access to TPP or Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement which seeks to raise the standards of protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.