The trademark opposition system has entered into force in Mexico on August 30th, 2016.

The opposition procedure will last approximately three months, and will be developed as follows:

  • The applications shall be published within 10 business days as of the filing date;
  • Any third party may oppose the application within a non-extendable term of one month, counted from the publication date;
  • Once the opposition period (of one month) has passed, the list of applications that received an opposition shall be published within the following 10 business days;
  • After the list of opposed applications has been published, applicants shall be allowed a one-month period for replying to the opposition.