Mexican Patent Protection

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) protects two types of industrial property: (1) inventions, and (2) distinctive signs. Patents are within the invention category along with industrial designs, utility models, and integrated circuits. The increasing rise of patent applications has demonstrated that patents are viewed as an economic consideration and are constantly pursued. Under the Mexican law, patents require the same general considerations of novelty and non-obviousness, as well as the elements of publication and substantive examination process.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What criteria does a patent application involve?
What documents are required for a patent application in Mexico?
Can the application be filed by the assignor of the title of the rights?
What is the average time for a patent to be granted in Mexico?

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