Intellectual Property in Mexico
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About IP in Mexico
A trademark is any visible sign that is perceived by the senses; this includes not only sight but hearing and smell, in accordance with the Law of Industrial Property.
Trademarks distinguish products or services in the market. They can consist of one or more elements.
When these elements are words, numbers, colors, logos or their combination, it is a traditional brand. An aroma, a sound, a hologram, the three-dimensional shape of packages or products and the commercial image can be registered as a trademark as well, but these are known as non-traditional trademarks.
You can protect your invention with a patent as long as it meets the following three technical specifications:
- That the invention is new in the world. This feature is known as "novelty."
- That the invention offers a unique solution to a human need; this means that it solves a technical problem that any expert in the field could not easily solve. This quality is called "inventive activity".
- That the invention can be commercially exploited in some branch of economic activity; this means, that it has an "industrial use".
A patent can protect your invention throughout the country for 20 years.
Your patented inventions promote research, technological development and drive the generation of new products or processes that facilitate daily life, while commercialization gives you economic benefits!
If you have a creation that could be patented, the next step is contacting us so we can do the appropriate research for previous inventions to identify if there are no other similar or equal to yours, as the Law of Industrial Property does not allow patents similar or identical to those that already exist.
Copyright is the recognition made by the State in favor of all creators of literary and artistic works provided in the article 13 of the Mexican Law, under which it grants its protection so that the author enjoys prerogatives and exclusive privileges of personal and economic character. The former involves the moral rights; and the latter, the economic rights. The person referred as the author is the natural person who has created a literary or artistic work.
What type of works are protected?
- Literary works;
- Musical works, with or without lyrics;
- Dramatic works;
- Pictorial or drawn artworks;
- Sculptural and plastic artworks;
- Cartoons and comics;
- Architectural works;
- Cinematographic and other audiovisual works;
- Radio and television programs;
- Computer programs;
- Photographic artworks;
- Works of applied art;
- Compilation works, consisting of collections of works such as encyclopedias, anthologies, and other elements such as databases, provided that such collections by their selection or the disposition of their content or materials constitute an intellectual creation.
Under moral rights, it is up to the author to determine if their work can be disclosed and in how, or to keep it unpublished; the author can also demand the recognition of the created work's author's quality, and having its disclosure made as anonymous or with a pseudonymous; the author may demand respect for their work, opposing any distortions, mutilations or other modifications of it, as well as any action or attack that may damage to the author's reputation; they may also modify their work; withdraw their work from commerce; and oppose that the author be attributed a work that is not of their creation.
Under the economic rights, the author has the right to exploit their own works exclusively, or to authorize others to exploit them in any way, within the limits established by the Mexican Copyright Law and without prejudice to ownership of moral rights.