Transfer of Trademarks under Mexican Law

Mexico has a solid trademark protection regime and is signatory to major intellectual property agreements. Mexican Industrial Property Law (Ley de la Propiedad Intellectual (LPI)) is the legal framework for intellectual property rights, including trademarks. The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI)), created in 1993, is the government body regulating intellectual property matters in this country. This article will address the issue of transfer of trademark rights under the Mexican law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the rules for the registration of a trademark transfer?
Is it possible to cancel a license registration with IMPI?
If there is a merger of the two parties that were involved in a transfer of ownership, what will be the result?


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