Digitalization of procedures for cosmetic products.
April 27, 2023
The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) recently issued an article mentioning that more than 90 cosmetic products are being regulated, same that require a Notice of Operation issued by said health authority, through its new digital platform DIGIPRIS, a procedure that intends to be more agile and free.
The importance of regulating this type of products is to ensure their safety and efficacy, since they come into contact with the surface of the human body either to clean, perfume, modify appearance, for protection or to prevent deficiencies or alterations, achieving healthy skin, but without containing any substance to be applied on unhealthy skin, in body cavities or those products that have some pharmacological or preventive action (since these are considered hygienic products and require marketing authorization).
The Operation Notice required for cosmetic products, include products for hair, eyes, eyebrows, lips, facial and/or body use, hands, and nails; either in the form of oils, creams, emulsions, ointments, soap gels, lotions, mousses, patches, powders, shampoo sprays, wipes or any other form in which they can be applied to the skin.
OLIVARES shall be monitoring this platform to determine whether this type of applications is more agile and can assist in the filing of the operation notices digitally.
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Alejandro Luna F.
Alejandro Luna joined OLIVARES in 1996 and being made partner in 2005, he has been instrumental to the firm’s IP Litigation, Regulatory, and Administrative Litigation practices. He co-chairs the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Law industry group and coordinates the Litigation Department.
Armando Arenas joined OLIVARES in 2000 and became a partner in January 2017. He has experience working on a range of IP matters, including consulting and litigation on trademark, patent, unfair competition, trade dress protection, and misleading advertising cases before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Affairs (FCTA), Federal Circuit Courts (FCC) and the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) Regulatory Affairs and Public Acquisitions.