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Divisional Patent Applications under the New Mexican IP Law

In the past few years, mankind advances and technology developments have forced many multidisciplinary knowledge areas to adapt and update the legal regimes which provide certainty and protection. Specifically, in connection with Intellectual Property matters, technical advances have contributed to many changes in associated regulations.

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New agency to improve the enforcement of IP rights at the Mexican border

A new autonomous customs body looks set to give a significant boost to Mexico’s fight against counterfeits, particularly with regard to fake goods entering the country.

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NFTs IN MEXICO

Just a few months ago, the concept of cryptoart or NFTs (non-fungible tokens) was practically foreign. Recent news related to the sale of digital art reaching millions of Dollars ($63M for “Everydays – The First 5,000 Days” by the artist Beeple) made the financial and art worlds take formal notice of such concept. Far from being pigeonholed as a novelty act, NFTs have the potential to become not only a new institutional art format but also a revolutionary currency for worldwide transactions.

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PATENT PROTECTION OF mRNA VACCINES AND REGULATORY AUTHORIZATION

Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. Interest in these vaccines has grown since they can be developed in a laboratory using readily available materials for low-cost manufacture and safe administration. This means that the process can be standardized and scaled up, which make vaccine development faster than traditional methods of making vaccines.

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How the pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office

For the past decade the digital transformation has reached new levels of importance in all types of businesses, since this represents the adoption of new technologies to transform and simplify processes creating opportunities for major changes in the way we work, live and do business.

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Coexistencia de Marcas – Caso de Bebidas Alcohólicas.

Entre los principios que rigen la disciplina marcaria, como lo son el principio atributivo y el de territorialidad, el principio de especialidad vendría a ser el fundamento para la posibilidad de coexistencia de marcas.

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BRIEF COMPARISON OF ACQUIRED DISTINCTIVENESS IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES

One of the fundamental requirements to register a trade or service mark in most countries around the world is distinctiveness, being this one equivalent to novelty for patent rights and originality for copyrights. Thus, initially descriptive terms are not subject of registration.

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New rules for filing voluntary divisional applications in Mexico explained

On 5 November 2020, the Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property in Mexico came into force. It provides guidelines for filing new divisional patents, utility models and industrial design applications and restricts the filing of voluntary divisional applications.

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How new labelling and packaging specifications are affecting marketing and legal practice in Mexico

New measures to curb the increasing obesity rate in Mexico have had numerous repercussions in the marketing and legal spheres. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, which have not improved despite many government measures.

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How to demonstrate acquired distinctiveness in Mexico

In most countries, distinctiveness is one of the fundamental requirements of registering a trademark or service mark. However, some descriptive terms acquire significance over time as a result of use in the market and consumers associating it with a particular manufacturer or producer.

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Aumentan los casos de ciberocupación por Covid-19

Las medidas de distanciamiento social implementadas a nivel mundial a consecuencia de pandemia por Covid-19 han provocado muchas transformaciones en la vida cotidiana y relaciones interpersonales, obligándonos a adaptarnos a una nueva realidad que incluso podríamos catalogar como virtual.

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THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LIFE SCIENCES AND THE PROTECTION OF THE IP RIGHTS

Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the life-sciences industry by making discoveries from massive biological data using machine learning, integrating clinical records and genomic data of different kinds, discovering new medicine or drug targets, identifying new classes of cell types, carrying out diagnostics, or customizing clinical procedures in precision medicine.

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