Corona Vega’s Trademark Attorneys/Lawyers are proficient in every step of the trademark process, but excel and are recognized by Clients, Colleagues and Authorities for being highly proficient at responding provisional denials issued by the Trademark Office, filing appeals before higher Courts to revert final denials issued by the Trademark Office and eradicate third party’s trademarks that impede the registration of our client’s brands.
Relevant information to be known for Corona Vega`s trademark registration service in Mexico:
Any trademark to be registered in Mexico has to comply with the proper filing of an Application, same that, once filed, goes to two main analysis inside the Mexican Trademark Office (MTO). The first analysis determines the correct filing of the application, including the class and goods/services description, and the second determines the availability of registration for the brand, taking into consideration any apposition filed. This process takes up to 6 months if no opposition is filed and the MTO determines that there is no bar, and thus the Certificate of registration is issued.Otherwise, if the MTO determines that there is a bar to grant registration to the brand, it issues an Office Action, briefly explaining the reasons and legal grounds on the bar. The applicant has a 2-month period to file arguments against the provisional refusal in order to convince the MTO that such bar is not applicable and thus registration must be granted to the mark. If an Office Action is issued, the MTO takes approximately 6 more months, after the filing of the applicant`s arguments, to issue a decision, same that can grant registration for the brand or confirm its initial position, issuing then an Official Refusal. The Official Refusal can be appealed.
Our firm offers the complete service of a Trademark Registration, in one class, before the Mexican Trademark Office (MTO), in a single service (Trademark Registration Process) that includes:
In Mexico, a Certificate of Registration has effects for 10 years since the application was filed and can be unlimited renewed by filing a Renewal petition. However, after 3 years of the granting of the certificate of registration, a declaration of use must be filed, otherwise the registration would be cancelled. We will let you know when your trademark registration(s) must initiate such processes.
The cost for each Trademark Registration Process, in one class, is of $400 USD, which includes official fees ($170 USD), expenses, taxes and legal fees. We normally request the payment of the $400 USD a day before the moment of filing the trademark application. If Priority is to be claimed, there is an extra cost for official fees of $80 USD.
The only services that are not included in our Trademark Registration Process, and an especial matter is assigned and charged, is: a) responding to substantive office actions and b) litigation matters regarding oppositions or cancellation/nullity actions of any kind to overcome or invalidate a prior trademark registration(s) that bars the registration of your trademark.