Intellectual Property

Agency Firma SC is an intellectual property law firm and agency based in Mexico City with associates worldwide, comprised by lawyers, engineers, designers, creatives and IP agents.

Our company was founded in the year 2014 and its members gather more than 80 years of experience altogether in their respective disciplines.

We provide personal attention and high level legal advice on patents, designs, trademarks and copyrights for national and foreign individuals and companies.

We have in our safeguard and control more than 10,000 cases of litigious matters and proceedings in relation with patents of invention, trademarks, designs and other figures of industrial and intellectual property.

  • PATENTS OF INVENTION

    An invention is all human creation that allows transforming nature’s matter or energy, for use by man and to satisfy concrete needs.

    Any new invention, resulting of an inventive activity and with industrial application is patentable.

    Agency Firma SC provides complete and integral advice on the protection of new creations in all fields of industry (pharmaceutical, energy, biotechnology, mechanical, electronic, etc.), through patents and utility models, in Mexico and abroad.

    Our services include:

    • Prior art search and landscape analysis regarding patent exploitation and protection of new inventions.

    • Drafting of technical specifications and drawings.

    • Translations.

    • Preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications until the end of the proceeding, in México and abroad, including PCT and Paris Convention Treaties.

    • Maintenance and annuity payments.

    • Enforcement (See Litigation).

  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

    Industrial designs that are new and have industrial application are registrable.

    The protection conferred to an industrial design does not cover elements or features dictated solely by technical characteristics or technical functions.

    Industrial designs are industrial drawings and models, the latter constituted by any three-dimensional shape that serves as a model or pattern for the manufacture of an industrial product, giving a special appearance provided it does not involve technical effects.

    Our services include:

    • Prior art search and landscape analysis regarding industrial design exploitation and protection.

    • Preparing drawings and specifications.

    • Preparation, filing and prosecution of industrial design applications until the end of the proceedings, in Mexico and abroad.

    • Maintenance and annuity payments.

    • Enforcement (See Litigation).

  • TRADEMARKS AND OTHER DISTINCTIVE SIGNS

    A mark is any visible sign that distinguishes goods or services from others of the same kind or category in the market.

    Slogans are phrases or sentences that announce to the public goods, services, establishments or businesses.

    Geographical Indications and Denominations of Origin are the names of geographical regions used to designate a product originating therein.

    Our services in trademarks and distinctive signs include:

    • Search service with interpretation, analysis, report and opinion.

    • Preparation, filing and prosecution of trademark applications in Mexico and abroad.

    • Attending and following-up office actions against National Applications from International Trademark Registrations with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

    • Maintenance and renewal of trademark registrations.

    • Oppositions, enforcement and trademark protection (See Litigation).

    • Constitution, conservation and defense of rights related to Geographical Indications.

  • AUTHOR’S RIGHTS

    Right of Author is the recognition in favor of any creator of literary and artistic works of the following branches.

    • Literary.

    • Musical.

    • Dramatic.

    • Dance.

    • Pictorial.

    • Sculpture and plastic.

    • Caricature and short stories.

    • Architectural.

    • Cinematographic and other audiovisual works.

    • Radio and television programs.

    • Computer programs.

    • Photographic.

    • Applied art, including works of graphic or textile design.

    • Compilation, consisting of collections of works.

    The Mexican law on author’s rights also regulates a legal figure known as Reserva of Exclusive Rights, for the following:

    • Periodical publications and broadcasts.

    • Physical and psychological characteristics of human or fictional or symbolic characters.

    • Names of individuals or groups dedicated to artistic activities.

    • Operational characteristics of advertising promotions.

  • LITIGATION

    Agency Firma SC specializes and is internationally recognized in intellectual property litigation cases, both administrative and judicial. Our services include the study and preparation of opinions and strategies to defend and enforce rights of new creations, distinctive signs and other intellectual property figures, mainly in the following items:

    • Investigations.

    • Administrative infringement proceedings.

    • Inspections and preventive measures.

    • Cancellation actions.

    • Anti-piracy.

PATENTS OF INVENTION

An invention is all human creation that allows transforming nature’s matter or energy, for use by man and to satisfy concrete needs.

Any new invention, resulting of an inventive activity and with industrial application is patentable.

Agency Firma SC provides complete and integral advice on the protection of new creations in all fields of industry (pharmaceutical, energy, biotechnology, mechanical, electronic, etc.), through patents and utility models, in Mexico and abroad.

Our services include:

  • Prior art search and landscape analysis regarding patent exploitation and protection of new inventions.

  • Drafting of technical specifications and drawings.

  • Translations.

  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications until the end of the proceeding, in México and abroad, including PCT and Paris Convention Treaties.

  • Maintenance and annuity payments.

  • Enforcement (See Litigation).

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Industrial designs that are new and have industrial application are registrable.

The protection conferred to an industrial design does not cover elements or features dictated solely by technical characteristics or technical functions.

Industrial designs are industrial drawings and models, the latter constituted by any three-dimensional shape that serves as a model or pattern for the manufacture of an industrial product, giving a special appearance provided it does not involve technical effects.

Our services include:

  • Prior art search and landscape analysis regarding industrial design exploitation and protection.

  • Preparing drawings and specifications.

  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of industrial design applications until the end of the proceedings, in Mexico and abroad.

  • Maintenance and annuity payments.

  • Enforcement (See Litigation).

TRADEMARKS AND OTHER DISTINCTIVE SIGNS

A mark is any visible sign that distinguishes goods or services from others of the same kind or category in the market.

Slogans are phrases or sentences that announce to the public goods, services, establishments or businesses.

Geographical Indications and Denominations of Origin are the names of geographical regions used to designate a product originating therein.

Our services in trademarks and distinctive signs include:

  • Search service with interpretation, analysis, report and opinion.

  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of trademark applications in Mexico and abroad.

  • Attending and following-up office actions against National Applications from International Trademark Registrations with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  • Maintenance and renewal of trademark registrations.

  • Oppositions, enforcement and trademark protection (See Litigation).

  • Constitution, conservation and defense of rights related to Geographical Indications.

AUTHOR’S RIGHTS

Right of Author is the recognition in favor of any creator of literary and artistic works of the following branches.

  • Literary.

  • Musical.

  • Dramatic.

  • Dance.

  • Pictorial.

  • Sculpture and plastic.

  • Caricature and short stories.

  • Architectural.

  • Cinematographic and other audiovisual works.

  • Radio and television programs.

  • Computer programs.

  • Photographic.

  • Applied art, including works of graphic or textile design.

  • Compilation, consisting of collections of works.

The Mexican law on author’s rights also regulates a legal figure known as Reserva of Exclusive Rights, for the following:

  • Periodical publications and broadcasts.

  • Physical and psychological characteristics of human or fictional or symbolic characters.

  • Names of individuals or groups dedicated to artistic activities.

  • Operational characteristics of advertising promotions.

LITIGATION

Agency Firma SC specializes and is internationally recognized in intellectual property litigation cases, both administrative and judicial. Our services include the study and preparation of opinions and strategies to defend and enforce rights of new creations, distinctive signs and other intellectual property figures, mainly in the following items:

  • Investigations.

  • Administrative infringement proceedings.

  • Inspections and preventive measures.

  • Cancellation actions.

  • Anti-piracy.