Our firm is actively involved in the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the combat against piracy and counterfeiting, which are services of paramount importance considering the widespread prevalence of these phenomena in our country, as they affect not only the owners and right holders, but can also produce very negative effects suffered by the general population.

Uhthoff has distinguished itself as one of the most recognized firms in the Mexican legal community, and has developed a series of close collaboration programs with various Mexican authorities to proactively enforce IPR’s of our clients which have proved to be quite effective in producing meaningful results in this area.

We have extensive experience in the design, implementation and management of comprehensive IPR enforcement programs, based on the different mechanisms foreseen in Mexican law that are intended to protect the various rights involved, which include the implementation of measures such as seizure of infringing goods, orders to cease any of the conducts that are considered infringements, forced closure of establishments, Search & Seize Warrants, etc.; it is worth to note that we specialize in enacting such measures at different points of entry (customs) of goods to our country, all thanks to the proximity and constant collaboration with Mexican authorities.

In addition to this, we have the ability to initiate procedures that allow the exercise of various legal measures that although not originally foreseen to enforce IPR’s, can significantly contribute to obtain favorable results when protecting our customers’ legitimate interests.

In line with this, we have extensive experience in handling legal procedures before the following dependencies:

  • Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).
  • National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR).
  • General Prosecutor’s Office (PGR).
  • General Customs Administration (AGA).
  • Federal Commission for the Protection of Consumer’s Rights (PROFECO).
  • Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS).