The Mexican legislature passed on September 5th the law approving Mexico’s future accession to the system for the international registration of industrial designs, commonly called the “Hague System”. This move was expected as it was an included under the international trade agreements Mexico has signed with the EU, and the US and Canada. The Mexican government will now launch the procedure of accession to the Hague Treaty with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
The Hague System allows for the possibility of getting protection in several territories through one single application and the payment of one set of fees. This therefore allows businesses to save both time and money when securing the protection of their designs internationally.
Mexico will be the first Latin American country to join the Hague System. The date of accession is not known yet, we will not fail to inform you when it is. For more information, please be referred to the Mexico IP Office’s press release.