Mexico

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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

MX

Filing requirements

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes*
Language: Spanish
Translation Extension: Yes
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *Assignment documents are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Mexican application.

inovia agents

AVA

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

MX

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes*
Language: Spanish
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Included

Country notes

    *Unlike PCT cases, assignments are required for convention filings and can be filed later by means of an office action.

  • A certified copy of the priority document must be filed within 3 months from the application filing date.

  • A certified Spanish translation of the priority document is also required and should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of the translation is possible but will result in a late fee, which varies depending if the translation was voluntarily filed late or in response to a requirement from the patent office. Late fees are invoiced by the agent.

inovia agents

AVA