Mexico

Please contact our LAM-office for more information about our services in Mexico:

React Latin America
O´Higgins 2062, 4th Floor
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
T +5411 4896 2751
Contact: Ms Estela de Luca
latinamerica@react.org


Mexico, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. It has 49 existing Customs posts. Customs recordation is essential particularly considering the fact that authorities are not obliged or empowered to seize merchandise even when they have acknowledged the possible crime and all the goods concerned are at their premises.

Our services in Mexico

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)

Country Procedures

  • Customs application is available
  • Customs application is valid until the registered trademark remains valid
  • No Simplified procedure
  • Customs will not act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 3 days
  • Deadline for importer to respond to seizure is 10 days
  • Local authorities tasked with taking criminal action against infringers are the Attorney´s General Office and the Trademark Office
  • Remedies available under law: fine, imprisonment, closure, confiscation etc.
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required
  • Interim injunctions, contributory liability remedy, damages and costs are all available