The regime around patent post-grant amendments in Mexico has changed but their Impact is Yet to be Known in Practice, says Veronica Avilez of Dumont
The new Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property (FLPIP) entered into force on November 5, 2020, thus abrogating the former Industrial Property Law (IPL). Among the new provisions that now regulate the protection of inventions in Mexico, one ofthe paramount aspects is related to the submission, prosecution, and acceptance of post-grant
amendments for patents.
Voluntary amendments are generally well accepted by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), and are relatively easy to prosecute, provided they are duly supported by the specification as originally filed.