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Mexico - law firm commentary

Goodrich Riquelme

Right from its formation in 1934, Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has been committed to the optimisation of foreign investment in Mexico. At the highest international rankings in all global directories of the legal profession, our 250 members endeavour to structure sound legal solutions with a sense of innovation and cost effectiveness. A vast number of the Fortune 500 companies in practically all economic sectors are representative clients of the firm.

Goodrich has always been active in performing research, not only in legal and regulatory trends, but also regarding the in-depth analysis of investment opportunities for the international community. The five editions of our Blue Book (a leading ‘doing business’ guide) and our Mexico’s Investment Profile are good illustrations of this proactive role.

In contrast with the other MINT economies, Mexico has various comparative advantages. Its talented and young population, its all-encompassing inception in the North American economy, its unique network of free trade agreements, its rigorous economic and monetary policy, the boldness of its structural reforms in energy, telecommunications and finance, and its leading position as manufacturer and service provider have been acknowledged, not only by international organisations and central bankers, but by the most respected decision makers in the corporate world.

With the aim of highlighting the relevance of Mexico’s comparative advantages, in the context of the MINT economies, we welcome the efforts of The Legal 500, Legal Business, The In-House Lawyer and GC magazine in carrying out this interesting exercise. We are confident that the reader will portrait Mexico as one of its investment priorities worldwide.

Legal Developments in Mexico

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  • Notorious Marks

    Notorious marks or the declaration thereof, has always been an issue widely discussed in Mexico by the IP legal community. This is so because provisions of the Paris Convention dealing with this topic have for a long time been uses as an effort to cancel or nullify trademarks registered by Mexican authorities without really making an extensive evaluation of proposed denominations and without examining in depth if such marks may be potentially affecting rights acquired by third parties elsewhere. So, a specific regulation and legal frame that at least tries to resolve this issue is always a good start in the right direction.
  • FRANCHISING TRENDS IN MEXICO: A NEW VALUE

    By Ignacio Dominguez Torrado Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. Why a new value? Is Mexico avoiding the economic fallout that the world may be facing? In Mexico franchises are worth more? Is Mexico not a country that the global economic standstill is or will affect? The answer is, not really. Are Franchises in Mexico currently experiencing a boom? Perhaps. Are Franchises becoming an important aspect in Mexican economy? Certainly.
  • ADVERTISING IN MEXICO: COMMENTS UNDER AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PERSPECTIVE

    Advertising in Mexico is governed by multiple bodies of law including for at least seven Federal Laws, five Regulations also of Federal application, a number of the so-called Mexican Official Standards (NOM's) and certain other laws and regulations applicable into specific States within the Republic of Mexico. All of them are focusing to establish the form and manners for producing and communicating advertising of products and services in Mexico.
  • MEXICAN CUSTOMS. UPDATE ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF TRADEMARK RIGHTS

    It has been well publicized in the Mexican media over the last few months that the General Customs Administration (AGA) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) are planning to launch a customs trademark registry, as a short-term solution to increase protection for trademark owners against the import of infringing and counterfeit products.
  • DEMONSTRATING USE OF TRADEMARKS UNDER MEXICAN LAW AND PRACTICE

    The evolution in the protection and enforcement of IP rights has also reached the Mexican practice. The traditional ways of defending a registered trademark on a non use contentious procedure have developed.
  • ANTI-COUNTERFEITING IN MEXICO

    By Jose Luis Ramos-Zurita