It is important for individuals and businesses to understand the IP environment and to protect their IP when entering new markets. The Mexico IP series gives U.S. businesses insight into the best approaches for protecting and enforcing their IP in this market, whether they are new to selling in Mexico or already there. And now with the USMCA in force, it is even more important to learn about the changes in Mexican IP law that will help your business.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts in the field on four different subjects, ranging from tips for applying for your trademark registration to understanding the strengths and weaknesses of enforcing your IP through the administrative, civil and criminal system. The Mexico IP Series is free and open to the public.
The lunch and learn webinar series will be held in four sessions throughout the spring: March 23, April 6, April 20 and May 18.
Trademarks in Mexico: March 23, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CT
Should you apply through the Madrid Protocol? What are the new rules for using the mark in Mexico to maintain your registration? How long does it take for a mark to get registered and what is the process? What should you keep in mind when applying?
Patent Protection: April 6, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CT
Does Mexico have a grace period for inventors to file their patents? How can you accelerate the prosecution of your patent? Why is it important to use your patent once it is granted?
Copyright Protection: April 20, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CT
Is it necessary to register your copyright? Are there benefits to registering your copyright? When does copyright protection begin in Mexico and how long does it last? Is it possible to file online?
Enforcing your IP in Mexico: May 18, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CT
Where do you begin? Should you consider using mediation and arbitration in copyright disputes? What are the pros and cons? How do you monitor the marketplace for unauthorized use of your IP? Should you consider administrative enforcement? What are the strengths and weaknesses of civil proceedings?
Answers to these questions and many more.
Attendees may register for any and all parts of this four-part series.
Contact information for participating offices and local start times for this event are as follows:
Silicon Valley Regional Office: email SiliconValley@uspto.gov or call 408-918-9900. Start time: 11 a.m. PT
Rocky Mountain Regional Office: email RockyMountain@uspto.gov or call 303-297-4600. Start time: noon MT
Texas Regional Office: email TexasRegionalOffice@uspto.gov or call 469-295-9000. Start time: 1 p.m. CT
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.