The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has provided information regarding amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law which entered into force on August 10, 2018.
Holders of international registrations containing the designation of Mexico must file now a declaration of actual and effective use of the mark. Such declaration shall be filed directly with IMPI in the appropriate official format, as prescribed by the applicable laws and regulations and upon payment of a fee.
The declaration of actual and effective use of the mark must be filed by the holder’s authorized representative with a local address, or by a legal representative in Mexico. A local address is required for purposes of notification.
On failure to file the declaration of actual and effective use within the prescribed time limits, IMPI shall declare, ex officio, the cancellation of the mark that is the subject of an international registration containing a designation of Mexico.