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Trademark Registration in Mexico and the Madrid Protocol

Mexico is about to be part of the Madrid Protocol, however there are different sectors do not agree with the incorporation of Mexico within this international treaty.

A Few Keynotes on Mexican Labor Law

Enacted on May 1, 1970, the Mexican Labor Act (the “MLA”) governs all labor relations in Mexico falling under the scope of article 123, section A, of the Federal Constitution (which refers to private employment as opposed to bureaucratic employment). The spirit of the law is to provide protection to employees and this explains the basis for numerous provisions of restrictive and prohibitive nature.

Real Estate Transactions in Mexico in a Nutshell

The Mexican Constitution expressly forbids the direct acquisition of real estate by foreign individuals or foreign entities in the so-called “restricted zone”. The restricted zone comprises an area of 100 kilometers along the borders and 50 kilometers along the seashores. In this restricted zone, only Mexican individuals and Mexican companies (notwithstanding any foreign investment in them) may directly acquire land and buildings.

Implication of New Regulations over Class Actions in Mexico

A new federal law aggregates “class actions” to our Mexican legal system. Said law will come into force on March 1st 2012.

Legislative Update - International Conference on Climate Change: COP16 and CMP6

In accordance with assessments carried out by the United Nations Organization, the industrialization processes initiated more than a century and a half ago, and in particular the increasing combustion of petroleum, gasoline and coal, as well as forest lumbering, have been the main causes of climate change.

Scam Warning for Americans Living in Mexico

With remaining unstable economies in both the U.S. and Mexico, particularly now approaching the holiday season, scam artists are up and on the prowl for new victims all around the country.

Relevant Aspects about Distribution Contracts Prepared in the USA and Executed in Mexico

By definition, most of the Distribution Contracts signed between US distributors and Mexican growers, involve 2 different applicable laws and jurisdictions. Even though the majority of these contracts are prepared and signed, under the regulations of some US state, once the default of the grower comes up, those contracts need to be executed by a Mexican Court, where the grower is actually located.