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Our fees (USD) IMPI Fees (USD)
1 Filing before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) a patent application (including substantive examination) $700 $548
2 Entering into the National Stage in accordance with Chapter I $650 $445
3 Entering into the National Stage in accordance with Chapter II $650 $276
4 For preparing formal drawings (per sheet) $90
5 Adapting drawings according to Mexican Rules (per sheet) $10
6 Filing under International Convention, per priority claimed (excluding translation) $100 $77
7 Requesting anticipated publication of patent application $80 $86
8 Late filing of documents and/or further information (excluding translation, if any) $225 $24
9 Considering and reporting official action $250 minimum
10 Preparing and filing amendments, either voluntary or in response to official actions $300 minimum
11 Requesting extension of term $150 $11
12 Preparing and filing an administrative appeal against rejection $750 $202
13 Revision and payment of notice of allowance $100 $225
14 For each annuity payment $50 Variable
15 Payment of each quinquennium of annuities $300 Variable
16 For reinstatement due to lack of payment of an annuity $230 $179
17 Preparing and filing amendments upon grant $200 $60
18 Legal action to prove actual working (plus expenses) $500 $37
19 Conversion of patent application into one for utility model or design, or vice versa $150 $205
Our fees (USD) IMPI fees (USD)
1 Filing before the IMPI an utility model application (including substantive examination) $700 $157
2 Entering into the National Stage in accordance with Chapter I $650 $157
3 Entering into the National Stage in accordance with Chapter II $650 $100
4 For preparing formal drawings (per sheet) $90
5 Adapting drawings according to Mexican Rules (per sheet) $10
6 Filing under International Convention, per priority claimed (excluding translation) $100 $77
7 Late filing of documents and/or further information (excluding translation, if any) $225 $24
8 Considering and reporting official action $250 minimum
9 Preparing and filing amendments, either voluntary or in response to official actions $300 minimum $46
10 Requesting extension of term $150 $11
11 Preparing and filing an administrative appeal against rejection $750 $202
12 Revision and payment of notice of allowance $100 $48
13 For each annuity payment $50 Variable
14 Payment of each quinquennium of annuities $300 Variable
15 For reinstatement due to lack of payment of an annuity $230 $100
16 Legal action to prove actual working (plus expenses) $500 $37
17 Conversion of utility model application into one for patent or design, or vice versa $150 $205
Our fees (USD) IMPI fees (USD)
1 Filing before the IMPI an design application (including substantive examination) $450 $157
2 Filing under International Convention, per priority claimed (excluding translation) $100 $77
3 For preparing formal drawings (per sheet) $90
4 Adapting drawings according to Mexican Rules (per sheet) $10
5 Late filing of documents and/or further information (excluding translation, if any) $225 $24
6 Considering and reporting official action $250 minimum
7 Preparing and filing amendments, either voluntary or in response to official actions $300 minimum $46
8 Requesting extension of term $150 $11
9 Preparing and filing an administrative appeal against rejection $500 $202
10 Revision and payment of notice of allowance $100 $48
11 For each annuity payment $50 Variable
12 Payment of each quinquennium of annuities $300 Variable
13 For reinstatement due to lack of payment of an annuity $230 $100
14 Legal action to prove actual working (plus expenses) $500 $37
15 Conversion of design application into one for utility model or patent, or vice versa $150 $205
Our fees (USD) IMPI fees (USD)
1 Filing before the IMPI a layout design application (including issue fee) $350 $148
2 For preparing formal drawings (per sheet) $90
3 Adapting drawings according to Mexican Rules (per sheet) $10
4 Filing under International Convention, per priority claimed (excluding translation) $100 $77
5 Late filing of documents and/or further information (excluding translation, if any) $150 $24
6 Considering and reporting official action $200
7 Preparing and filing amendments, either voluntary or in response to official actions $250 $46
8 Requesting extension of term $750 $202
9 Preparing and filing an administrative appeal against rejection $150 $11
10 Revision and payment of notice of allowance $100
11 For each annuity payment $50 Variable
12 Payment of each quinquennium of annuities $100 Variable
13 For reinstatement due to lack of payment of an annuity $230 $108
14 Legal action to prove actual working (plus expenses) $500 $37
Honorarios (USD) Derechos (USD)
1 Filing a plant variety application before the National Seed Inspection and Certification (SNICS) $700 $1100
2 Filing under International Convention, per priority claimed (excluding translation) $100 $59
3 Adapting the technical inform $600
4 Petitioning filing certificate $100 $59
5 Late filing of documents and/or further information (excluding translation, if any) $225 $19
6 Considering and reporting official action $250
7 Preparing and filing amendments, either voluntary or in response to official actions $250 $19
8 Revision and payment of notice of allowance $100 $538
Honorarios (USD) Derechos (USD)
1 Search of prior art by subject matter (minimum) $600 $119
2 Search of prior art by inventor, assignee, owner, priority, class, per each one $250 $30
3 Search of equivalent by priority, per each one $150 $30
Honorarios (USD) Derechos (USD)
1 Filing trademark application (per trademark, per class) $450 $179
2 Prints $5
3 Filing under International Convention, per priority claimed (excluding translation) $100 $77
4 Considering and reporting official communications regarding amendments, $200
5 Filing amendments in response to an official action $250 $24
6 Considering and reporting official actions regarding objections and anticipations $200
7 Filing arguments in response to official actions $250 $24
8 Requesting extension of terms $100 $11
9 Filing voluntary amendments $150 $24
10 Filing a voluntary cancellation of a registered mark $100
11 Recordal of change of address , factory location, per each action $225 $7
12 Preparing and filing of application to renew a registered mark $400 $191
13 Filing petition before the IMPI to demonstrate the use of a registered mark $125
14 Filing application for publishing trade name (plus expenses if any) $450 $42
15 Official search to determine the availability of a mark (per class) $150
16 Filing slogan application $450 $48
17 Requesting consent from opponent, plus expenses $380
18 Action taken to receive and review the certificate of registration of a mark $100
19 Considering and reporting a refusal of registration $300
20 Preparing and filing an opposition procedure against a trademark application, slogan or trade name of a third party $600 $271
21 Preparing and filing a pertinent writ giving response to the opposition launched by a third party $600
22 Watch Services for third parties (per month) $100
23 Watch Services for clients (per month) Sin costo
Honorarios (USD) Derechos (USD)
1 Preparing and filing an intellectual or artistic work application for registration at the National Copyright Institute (INDAUTOR) $400 $17
2 Conducting a copyright search at the INDAUTOR and preparing legal opinion thereof $150 $11
3 Preparing and filing with the INDAUTOR an exclusive use reserve of a periodical publication $400 $131
4 Preparing and filing with the INDAUTOR an exclusive use reserve of a musical group name, show name or artistic name $400 $259
5 Actions taken to renew a periodical publication reserve before the INDAUTOR $400 $69
6 Actions taken to renew a musical group name, show name or artistic name reserve before the INDAUTOR $400 $136
7 Conducting an exclusive use reserve search and preparing legal opinion thereof $150 $11
8 Actions taken to record an assignment agreement or merger (per case) $225 $75
9 Actions taken to record before the INDAUTOR a license agreement (per case) $150 $75
10 Actions taken to obtain the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or the International Standard Series Number (ISSN) before the INDAUTOR $150 $14
11 Action taken to receive and review the certificate of registration of an artistic work or a reserve $100
12 Action taken to receive and review a certificate of ISBN or ISSN $100 $11
Honorarios (USD) Derechos (USD)
1 Actions taken to attest personality of new attorney-in-fact before the IMPI $150 $7
2 Actions taken to record a power of attorney before the IMPI General Registry $100 $10
3 Actions taken to record an assignment agreement or merger (per case) $225 $25
4 Actions taken to record a license agreement (per case) $225 $25
5 Actions taken to record an applicant/registrant corporate name change $225 $25
6 Actions taken to record an applicant/registrant legal regime change $225 $5
7 Actions taken to record a change of domicile or manufacturing establishment $225 $7
8 Translation per words:
  1. From English to Spanish $12
  2. From French or Italian to Spanish $14
  3. From German to Spanish $16
  4. From Spanish to English $24
$12 a $24
9 Verifying Spanish translation received from other source (per page) $9
10 Verifying priority document $2
11 Retyping of each page of specification and/or claims $2
12 Obtaining electrotypes and prints of patent, utility model o design (for publication) $50
13 Actions taken to obtain certified copies by the IMPI $50 $1.24 x page
14 Actions taken to obtain simple copies from the IMPI $50 $0.90 x page
15 Actions taken to obtain certification and legalization and/or Apostille of public documents 200 Variable $200 Variable

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. All the foregoing minimum charges do not include the Value Added Tax (16%), which will be billed additionally, if applicable.
  2. Some matters involving Industrial and Intellectual Property issues, including counseling, require the direct assistance of an attorney-at-law, which would be charged on an hourly basis from $100.00 USCy. to $250.00 USCy. per hour, depending on the complexity of the case.
  3. The attorney’s fees established for trademark and copyright matters are indicative of the minimum amounts to be charged thereof; in the event a major number of filings is required, we may grant a discount over our attorneys’ fees.
  4. Small entity status can be claimed for patents, design and utility models. Small entities are entitled to pay 50% of the filing Government fees.
  5. While in most cases we can limit our charges to the above minimum, certain cases requiring exceptional attention and involving an unusual expenditure of time and effort may force us to increase our charges. However, rush handling of patent, design or utility model applications will NOT have any surcharge on the filing charge and on the trans lation charge.
  6. The copyright official fees are regularly increased in January and July of each year.