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.

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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 and its certified Spanish translation must be filed within 3 months from the application filing date (with details needed at filing).

  • If the translation is not filed when filing the application, an Office Action will be issued about 3-4 weeks after filing to request this. The due date for filing the translation is 4 months from the receipt of the Office Action.

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