Compulsory licences and swine flu

BY YURI VAZQUEZ, MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INTERNATIONAL BRIEFINGS, JULY/AUGUST 2009. Mexico is closer than it ever has been in history to granting compulsory licences due to a national emergency. According to Article 77 of the Industrial Property Law (IPL), the declaration of compulsory licensing by cause of emergency is not automatic, as it requires inter alia compliance with[...]
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The death of business methods

BY OSWALDO AMARAL, MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INTERNATIONAL BRIEFINGS, DECEMBER 2009. Following a trend in several major patent offices around the world with respect to the protection of business method-related patents, the Mexican Patent Office is shifting more decisively towards summarily rejecting applications seeking to protect such inventions. This year, the Mexican Patent Office has issued an[...]
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An introduction to the PCT

BY CESAR RAMOS, JR., PARTNER AND LUIS C. SCHMIDT, PARTNER MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, APRIL 2006 ELEVEN YEARS AFTER MEXICO JOINED THE INTERNATIONAL PATENT SYSTEM, LUIS SCHMIDT AND CÉSAR RAMOS OF OLIVARES & CÍA LOOK AT THE RECENT CHANGES TO THE PCT SYSTEM, AND CONSIDER THEIR IMPACT IN MÉXICO. The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) was conceived with the purpose[...]
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Pharmaceutical Advertising 2008

BY ALEJANDRO LUNA, PARTNER AND JUAN LUIS SERRANO GLOBAL LEGAL GROUP, CHAPTER 34 1 GENERAL – MEDICINAL PRODUCTS 1.1 WHAT LAWS AND CODES OF PRACTICE GOVERN THE ADVERTISING OF MEDICINAL PRODUCTS IN MEXICO? Advertising of medicinal products in Mexico is mainly governed by the General Health Law, and the Regulations of the General Health Law Regarding Advertising. The[...]
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Observancia de Derechos y Represión de Ilícitos en el Derecho Mexicano de Patentes

BY LUIS C. SCHMIDT, PARTNER DERECHO DE PATENTES OBSERVANCIA EN DIVERSOS PAÍSES, LEXISNEXIS DEPALMA. BREVE ANÁLISIS DEL SISTEMA DE REPRESIÓN DE ILÍCITOS EN MATERIA DE PATENTES I. GENERALIDADES DEL SISTEMA PATENTARIO MEXICANO 1. LEY DE LA PROPIEDAD INDUSTRIAL México protege las invenciones, producto del intelecto y creatividad humanas, a través de la Ley de la Propiedad Industrial de[...]
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Pharmaceutical Advertising 2009

BY ALEJANDRO LUNA, PARTNER AND JUAN LUIS SERRANO CHAPTER 30, THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDE TO: PHARMACEUTICAL ADVERTISING 2009 GENERAL – MEDICINAL PRODUCTS 1.1 WHAT LAWS AND CODES OF PRACTICE GOVERN THE ADVERTISING OF MEDICINAL PRODUCTS IN MEXICO? Advertising of medicinal products in Mexico is mainly governed by the General Health Law, and the Regulations of the General[...]
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