Patent Registration in .

A patent in Malaysia lasts for 20 years calculated from the filing date. A grant fee for patent registration in Malaysia is due within four months from the Notice of Allowance.

Maintenance fees are paid in advance, on or before the filing date’s anniversary. On request, a 6-month grace period can be granted, but a late payment cost must be paid.

It is vigorous for businesses to understand the level at which a patent protects the owner’s invention(s). It benefits in forming validity and uniqueness. 

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Patent registration services in Mexico

For patents, almost every country follows a first-to-file system, and that allows you to obtain a patent first if you are quick in your filing. Once you get the patent first, you become the exclusive owner of your invention. To register a patent in Mexico, the applicant can file an application through the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).

The application can also be filed under PCT or WIPO.

Types of Patents

Types of Patents in Mexico

There are two different types of patents in Mexico that include utility patent and invention patent. To ensure successful patent registration, there are several requirements that you must understand beforehand. These include:

Inventive: This means that if an expert with average skills in the technical field is concerned, the said invention is neither obvious nor obviously derived from the state of the art. (state of the art refers to something that has already been used or is known to the public)

Novelty: The invention should be completely new, something that no one knew of except the inventor. Anything that is already available in the market cannot be patented.

Utility/Industrially applicable: When its subject matter (invention) can be produced or used in any type of industry because of its functionality. ‘Industry’ includes all productive activities, including services.

There are different inventions that are not eligible for a patent, which include mathematical algorithms or models, mental concepts or processes, artistic creations, plans or schemes, principles or theories, and plant varieties.

There are two types of patents:

  • Utility Patent: Consisting of all the technical information and know-how for the invention (machine, process or system), utility patent is one of the most common types of patents.
  • Design Patent: Difficult to search due to its nature (lack of usage of words), design patents include pictures and drawings/illustrations of the invention.

How to register a Patent in Mexico?

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Licenses and patents can have complexities as well. You should always search for currently registered patents to understand the types. With the assistance of a search, you can decide why a patent application was dismissed. It is advisable to utilize a patent search service by an attorney or agent if you are new to it.

Searching for already registered patents will help you identify similar or identical patents and the different types of patents you can choose for your invention.

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To register for a patent in Mexico, the application and all of its content are recommended to be in Spanish but other languages are also accepted, but a translation may be asked. However, if the application is missing any of the documents, a notice will be sent to the applicant to complete the application in due time. The application requirements are:

  • The application fees;
  • Specifications and details of the patent;
  • Drawings (when necessary, for example a design);
  • Priority document (if applicable);
  • Power of Attorney;
  • The application fees.
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After the application is filed, the applicant does not have to request for a substantive examination. The examination body checks the application formally and substantially to see if it meets all the requirements. Similar or identical patents are also checked by the examiner.

If there is any problem with the application or if the examiner needs additional documentation from the applicant, a notice is sent to the applicant. All the necessary documentation must be provided in due time, failure to do so might result in the application being abandoned.

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If the application gets accepted and any objection is met and responded to, it gets published. This is done for 90 days.

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If the application gets accepted and any objection is met and responded to, it gets published. This is done for 90 days.

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If there is no opposition or if any objection posed is resolved, the patent gets granted and a notice of allowance is given to the applicant.

The entire patent process takes around 4-5 years on average but can take even longer depending on the complexity of the patent.

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Price of Patents

Patent registration cost in Mexico

The cost of obtaining a patent varies depending on the legalities involved. The cost of obtaining a patent in Mexico ranges from $1000 to $3000, but can increase if there are intricacies involved.

Age of Patents

How long does a patent last in Mexico?

Patents in Mexico are valid for 20 years from the date of filing. Grant fee and annuities for the first five years have to be paid within 2 months from receiving Notice of Allowance.

The succeeding annuities should be paid every five years before the expiry of the anniversary of the filing date. Annuities can be paid altogether in an accumulated manner. If the annuities are delayed then a grace period of six months is granted, subject to an additional fee.

It is very important to understand how a patent protects the owner’s invention(s). It offers exclusivity and authenticity in front of the customers and the market.

At Patent International, we provide hassle-free Patent services catered to your needs, in compliance with the international requirements and standards. Patent registration in Mexico doesn’t have to be complicated, and that’s why Patent International is here to assist with all of your intellectual property needs.

*What to do?  How to do it?  When to do it?  Will it work?*

If these are the questions that come to your mind when thinking of registering a Patent, you have come to the right place. We, at Patent International, answer these questions and more! Offering multiple Patent services, we guarantee client satisfaction. For expert advice and consultation, contact us now!