MEXICO

Mexico has a GDP of $1261 BILLION USD. It has a population of 119 million.
The capital is Mexico City. The official language is Spanish. It is the second largest economy in Latin America.

Patentable
inventions

Patentable inventions are: products, processes or uses of human creation that meet the following requirements:

  • Novelty (the state of the art being all the technical knowledge that has been published by any means)
  • Inventive step
  • Industrial application

For better understanding of the patentability requirements, the definition of what is the „State of the Art“ is required, here we offer you a research of the relevant documents.

What kind of inventions
are not patentable?

According to the Industrial Property Law (LPI) the following cannot be patented:

  • essentially biological processes for the production, reproduction and propagation of plants and animals;
  • biological and genetic material as found in nature;
  • animal breeds;
  • the human body and its component parts, and plant varieties (Art.16);
  • theoretical and scientific principles, computer programs;
  • methods for performing mental acts, games or business, and
  • mathematical methods, among others, considered in the Art.19 of the LPI
What does it cost to
patent an invention?

The costs for filing and prosecuting patent applications in Mexico are reasonable while not as cheap as in Argentine for example. Mexico has a well functioning patent office. A translation needs to be provided into Spanish. We are also able to provide you with this translation service.

Term of protection for patents
20 years from filing date.

Term of protection for utility models
10 years from filing date.