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TERM TO REPLY OFFICIAL ACTIONS

On December 27th 2016, the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office (IMPI) published the life terms for the patent and trademark prosecution.

  

The Mexican Patent and Trademark Office (IMPI) published the terms of response for patent and trademark prosecution in the Federal Official Gazette. The significant terms are:

-Trademark registration application:  four months for formal examinations and 3 months for novelty examination.

-Assignment of rights for a registration application:  Two months.

-Franchise agreement of Trademark license:  Two months.

-National phase patent application:  Three months without claiming priority.  If it claims priority: three months.

-Registration of a POA:  10 days.

-Response for any written or motion in administrative proceedings of annulment, cancellation and infringement:  45 day natural days.