Thursday, January 25 2024   \  Published by Clarke Modet .

Accelerated Patent Grant program in Mexico: a new fast-track for patent applications

Accelerated Patent Grant program in Mexico: a new fast-track for patent applications

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has implemented a new mechanism to expedite grant of patent applications based on the work products of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): the Accelerated Patent Grant program (APG).

Through the APG, a Mexican application may proceed to allowance without a substantive examination based on a corresponding US application that has been granted. Thus, if examination has not started, the APG also implies that the application will be advanced out of turn for examination.

This new accelerated pathway emerges in the framework of a Joint Statement of Intent between the intervening Patent Offices and was made available through IMPI’s electronic filing portal on November 13, 2023, together with corresponding Guidelines that set forth the requirements and procedure. Read more

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