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Mexico

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

Founded in 1905, Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC is a major institution in Mexican IP law. The 11-partner team covers all areas, including corporate-related IP advice, franchising, data protection, and every aspect of patent and trade mark prosecution and litigation. The firm has a particularly strong focus on the life sciences sector, and represents a broad array of biotech, medical device, agribusiness, and chemical companies. Notable highlights include obtaining a $1.2m settlement for a plant breeder following a right's infringement. Key partners include litigation experts Saúl Santoyo  and Xavier Hadad; trade mark partners Marcella Bolland, Consuelo González and Eryck Castillo; and Javier Uhthoff and Eugenio Pérez for patents. Ignacio Domínguez-Torrado is also recommended for licensing work, as are Carlos Trujillo and Mario Ponce Walraven  for copyright advice. Associate Gerardo Parra is an up-and-coming trade mark specialist of note.

Leading individuals

Eugenio Pérez - Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

Javier Uhthoff - Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

Marcela Bolland - Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

Next Generation Partners

Xavier Hadad - Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

Rising stars

Gerardo Parra - Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

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Mexico

Offices in Mexico City

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Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC

  • 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.
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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