COVID-19. Mexican Patent and Trademark Office (IMPI) Update

Mar – 24 – 2020

Dear clients and friends,
Considering the contingency measures adopted to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office (IMPI) has issued a decree stating that no terms will run from March 24 to April 19, 2020.
The interruption and suspension of deadlines will not apply to those procedures which are necessary to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic and those related to the release of preliminary injunctions imposed by IMPI during an infringement proceeding.
It is important to mention that IMPI will remain open and that it will be possible to file applications and briefs even though their filing date will be considered as April 20, 2020.
The decree has been published in the Mexican Industrial Gazette today and it is expected that tomorrow is published in the Federal Official Gazette.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance. Our OLIVARES COVID-19 Special Task Force is available to respond to the needs of our clients.

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