A new Mexican Industrial Property Law is due to be enacted. There are unlikely to be any controversial changes as no new faculties will be given to the law. The main changes will occur in the field of litigation. Although infringements and precautionary measures already exist, these measures are not totally effective. The new provisions will introduce a better structure and stronger sanctions.

Certain attorneys who specialize in industrial property matters have proposed that the new regulations contain provisions that permit the adoption of a system of opposition in the trademarks field, as well other provisions related to the dilution of trademarks as a criteria of protection.

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property and some attorney groups, such as the Mexican Bar and the Mexican Association of Industrial Property Attorneys, are presently studying, commenting on and improving the draft law. It is expected that the new law will soon be passed on to Congress for discussion and approval.

For further information on this topic please contact Patricia Becerril or Emilio Carrillo at Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC by telephone (+525 55 254 0400) or by fax (+525 55 254 5152) or by e-mail ([email protected] or [email protected]).

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