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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Sep 01, 2010 (Newsletter Issue 14/10)
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No Power of Attorney Needed

According to the amendment to Article 181 of the Mexican Law of Industrial Property it is now possible to file trademark, tradename and slogan applications before the Mexican PTO with no need of a Power of Attorney, but simple asserting under oath to tell the truth that someone is empowered to act on behalf of applicant(s).

This new provision entered into effect on January 7, 2010, and it is applicable to applications filed before the Mexican PTO as from January 7, 2010.