Filing rules by country


Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Mexico. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Mexico
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation ExtensionNo
Power of AttorneyYes, IPO will send notice when time to submit (original required, notarized: Yes, legalized: Yes)
General POA AcceptedYes
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 3 years from filing date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Priority Document12 months from filing date, certified copy required, translation required

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