The Mexican Parliament is currently reviewing the national Industrial Property Law (draft law). A proposal (available only in Spanish) has been recently transmitted to the Senate for discussion.
While the introduction of the concept of Geographical Indication (article 157) – which will be available together with the existing one of Designation of Origin – and, in principle, the recognition process for foreign Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin (Chapter VI) are positive steps, oriGIn is concerned with some of the provisions contained in the draft law.
In light of this, we have analyzed the most critical provisions and sent this position paper to the relevant Mexican authorities, with the objective to ensure the meaningful protection of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin in Mexico, in line with international standards.
This summary has been extracted from an “oriGIn Alert”, which is a service reserved exclusively to oriGIn members.