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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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Designs and Trade Dress

As global competition continues to rise, it is increasingly common for consumers to choose a product or service based on its design and overall appearance. It is very likely that a well-designed product or service stands out from the competition, therefore, design has become a valuable source of differentiation, and a powerful ally for businesses and brands’ positioning. In Mexico, the Industrial Property Law (IPL) and the Federal Copyright Law provides for the protection of these assets through industrial design and trademark registrations, and copyright.

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Publicity and image rights

The image and publicity rights are figures whose purpose is to regulate the image of people, be they ordinary people or public people.

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Trademarks 2021

LEGAL FRAMEWORK Domestic law 1. What is the primary legislation governing trademarks in your jurisdiction? These are: • the Law of Industrial Property; Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property, as of 5 November 2020; • the Federal Law for Administrative Procedures; • the Federal Law of Contentious Administrative Procedures; and • the Federal Code of Civil Procedures.

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Artificial Intelligence and its challenges for Intellectual Property

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or computer-controlled products to perform tasks that only intelligent beings are able to do. The most common use for this term is to categorize projects, systems, or products that are able to develop intellectual processes normally performed by humans, such as reasoning, analyzing, generalizing, learning from previous experiences, etc. Business analysts expect that the AI industry invade business processes around the world, estimating that the AI market will grow at an annual rate of 20%. In the past four years, there has been a 270% increase in organizations that have recently implemented AI products. Additionally, analysts estimate that 80% of emerging technologies will have an AI component.

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