Monday, December 18 2023   \  Published by USPTO.

New USPTO-Mexico Accelerated Patent Grant arrangement expands opportunities for U.S. businesses

New USPTO-Mexico Accelerated Patent Grant arrangement expands opportunities for U.S. businesses

On November 13, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) published guidelines for the implementation of a new worksharing initiative with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): the Accelerated Patent Grant (APG). The new arrangement gives eligible patent applicants the option of using an expedited process for obtaining a patent grant in Mexico based on a U.S. patent grant.

“Expediting patent grants affords companies, including start-ups and small businesses, the ability to protect their ideas and inventions more quickly, secure funding, and bring their ideas to market,” said Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. “This initiative with one of our largest trading partners provides exciting new opportunities for businesses in both countries, increasing economic activity through critical intellectual property (IP) protections.” Read more

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