Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes*
Language: Spanish
Translation Extension: Yes
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Automatically examined
Country Notes: * Assignment documents are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Mexican application.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
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 must be filed within three months from the application filing date.

• A certified Spanish translation of the Priority Document is also required and should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of the translation is possible but will result in a late fee, which varies depending on if the translation was voluntarily filed late or in response to a requirement from the patent office. Late fees are invoiced by the agent.

Avafirm S.C.

Established: 2009

Number of Professional Staff: 30

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Mexico
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Mexico

Avafirm S.C. is a leading firm with offices in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Merida and managed satellitte offices in Washington DC and Havana. It was one of the first firms to obtain authorization from the Cuban Government to represent clients in Cuba. Its growth is founded on teamwork, client trust and entrepreneurship. It has designed a cutting-edge app called AvaFirm, creating useful and extensive access to legal services to clients available via mobile devices.

The firm gives back to the community through a top-quality pro-bono programme and leads an anti-corruption Association – Rumpere Impunitas. It has adopted green policies in its offices and a Home Office plan as part of their commitment to caring for the environment. It supports private and public schools and universities through materials and workshops due to its firm belief that education is the foundation of society. Avafirm founded the Mexican Institute of Science and Technology to promote and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

Specialities

• Administrative
• Agricultural
• Antitrust & Public Law
• Business & Financial
• Compliance & Regulatory
• Corporate – Mergers & Acquisitions
• Energy, Oil & Gas
• Environmental
• Foreign Investment
• Immigration
• IP Litigation
• Litigation
• Mediation & Arbitration
• Patents
• Sports & Entertainment
• Tax & International Trade
• Telecommunications
• Trademarks & Copyrights

Contact Information

Mail

Av. Constituyentes 908,
Colonia Lomas Altas,
Delegación Miguel Hidalgo,
CP 11950, Ciudad de México,
México

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Website

www.avafirm.com

ClarkeModet

Established: 1879

Number of Professional Staff: 450+

European Validation RWS European validation agent in Portugal
National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Ecuador, Mexico and Peru
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay

ClarkeModet is the largest specialist IPR group across 10 countries, covering Latin America, Spain and Portugal. With more than 450 experts, attorneys and engineers working from 32 offices and supported by a carefully chosen global network of IP agents, it works seamlessly to design the best strategy for your IP portfolio.

With almost 140-years’ experience, it is the leading one-stop IPR boutique, providing tailor-made solutions in over 180 countries. Its services include:

• IP consultancy
• IP enforcement and protection
• IP legal services
• IP strategy
• IP technical advice

Specialities

• Automotive
• Chemical Industry
• Civil Engineering
• Lifesciences
• Medical Technology
• TICs and Electronics

Contact Information

Mail

Calle Suero de Quiñones, 34-36,
28002 Madrid,
Spain

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