Mexico Expects Drop in Patent Filings This Year

Law360, New York (December 10, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Mexico’s intellectual property authority, the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, expects a decrease in patent applications of 4% this year to about 13,100, El Economista reported.

The organization usually issues around 7,000 to 8,000 patents per year from the total number of requests it receives. Mexican companies and researchers account for only 5% of applications and issues, according to the report.

Jorge Amigo, general manager of the IMPI, noted that Mexico currently has 12 products which have qualified designation of origin status, such as tequila,...
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