Mexico’s New Industrial Property Law in a Nutshell
Intellectual Property attorney José Luis Villareal authored an article for the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal about the Mexican Federal Law for Protection of Industrial Property (Ley Federal de Protección a la Propiedad Industrial) that went into effect as of November 5, 2020. This new law abrogates and replaces the Mexican Industrial Property Law (Ley de la Propiedad Industrial). The decree was issued in response to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”). With the issuance of this new law, Mr. Villareal provides an overview of the adjustments made to the Mexican IP system.