The trademark opposition system has entered into force in Mexico on August 30th, 2016.

The opposition procedure will last approximately three months, and will be developed as follows:

  • The applications shall be published within 10 business days as of the filing date;
  • Any third party may oppose the application within a non-extendable term of one month, counted from the publication date;
  • Once the opposition period (of one month) has passed, the list of applications that received an opposition shall be published within the following 10 business days;
  • After the list of opposed applications has been published, applicants shall be allowed a one-month period for replying to the opposition.

Clarke, Modet & Cº, shall monitor every application of our clients filed from August 30th, 2016, and will immediately inform the applicants should they receive an opposition.

Likewise, we may provide trademark registration watch services for those owners who deem it convenient.

For further information, please contact: José Miguel Mena, Legal Services Manager, at