Recent Jurisprudence – Trademarks. Foreign Language

October 18, 2014
Recent Jurisprudence – Trademarks. Foreign Language

Recently, the Full Session on Administrative Matters of the First Circuit of the Supreme Court of Justice of theNation approved legal opinion number PC.I.A. J/23 A (10a), titled: “Trademarks. The Mexican Institute ofIndustrial Property has the authority to translate words in a foreign language that are submitted for registration inorder to determine their viability for registration.” In this legal opinion, the court resolves, by contradictory legalopinion, that the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property may translate words submitted for registration that arein a foreign language in order to determine whether such may be registered through means of the trademarkexamination procedure. The foregoing applies, considering that section XXII of Article 6 of the IndustrialProperty Law authorizes it to carry out the necessary activities in accordance with its legal authority.

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