Intellectual Property

This area provides consulting services to its clients on industrial property issues, administrative processes to obtain and maintain rights in accordance with the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property: IMPI (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial), such as:

  i. Utility model registration.
  ii. Industrial designs.
  iii. Trademarks, based on search results conducting registration availability search for proposed trademarks and providing respective legal analysis and advice.
  iv. Filling new applications for various trademarks including goods marks, service marks.
  v. International Registration under Madrid Protocol.
  vi. Conducting trademark infringement investigation and raiding, including infringement evidence collection.
  vii. Declarations of trademark notoriety or fame.
  viii. Authorization of use of D.O. or D.O.C.
  ix. Legal consultation, regarding licence and franchise agreements , the registration of the contracts before the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property.
  x. Copyright Searches.
  xi. Renewal, transfer, or license registration.
  xii. Litigation process.
  xiii. Copyrights protection by the Mexican Copyright Office: INDA (Instituto Nacional Del Derecho de Autor), in the following fields :Literary work; musical, with or without lyrics; drama; dance; pictorial or drawing; sculpture and plastic arts; cartoons and comics; architectonic; cinematography and other audiovisual works; radio and television programs; computer programs; photography, applied art works that include graphic or textile design; compilations consisting of collections such as encyclopedias, anthologies; databases, design; compilations consisting of collections such as encyclopedias, anthologies; databases.

In both cases, this area is in charge of legally defending such rights by means of administrative procedures with the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property: IMPI (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial), arbitrage and judicial procedures as the case may be, and penal litigation (copyrights and industrial property).

We also address issues associated with Internet domain names and procedures associated with protection against improper usage.

The Firm reviews, negotiates, or generates license, distribution, and franchise agreements and analyses the feasibility of any business franchise, such as:

Assessing the economic and business areas of a franchise.
Generating the franchise agreement.
Generating the franchise offering brochure.
Generating the operations manual.
Negotiating and closing franchise agreements with clients.
Assessing and managing the franchisor's income with the Mexican Franchise Association (Asociación Mexicana de Franquicias).
Consulting services during franchise fairs.