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An Intellectual Property Lesson from Mexico for Manufacturers

A conversation with a client this week reminded me that there many different flavors of intellectual property (IP), and that many companies should look carefully at integrating intellectual property rights (IPR) protection processes into all of their interactions with clients and especially prospective clients. Imagine a company that is well-regarded in its field, contacted by

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President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American Leaders’ Summit

On November 18, U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Justin Minister Trudeau of Canada to the White House for the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016. The summit followed a U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue in September, and virtual and real-world meetings earlier this year with Canadian

Family Business Succession Planning

Family Business Succession Planning

Family business succession planning is critically important but far too often ignored or kicked down the road. Are you watching “Succession”? It’s an HBO drama on a family business that is a barely veiled satire of the succession drama that seems to have been playing out at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for the past three

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U.S. Latinos Represent a Huge Opportunity for Mexican Businesses

Over the past couple of years, we’ve written more than once (and here) that Mexico is fast-increasing in importance as a manufacturing hub, especially for businesses targeting the U.S. market. To recap, as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution

U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

Ten days ago, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris opened one-day HLED: High-Level Economic Dialogue (Diálogo Económico de Alto Nivel or DEAN, in Spanish) talks in Washington D.C., led by U.S. Secretary of State Blinken and Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. The HLED was originally launched in 2013 by then-Presidents Obama and Peña-Nieto (and chaired at

Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

Globalization has taught businesspeople many things, including the importance of protecting their intellectual property in the markets in which they operate (or are planning to operate). For brand owners, intellectual property of course includes trademarks, and over the past few decades many companies have learned to their dismay that their trademarks have been registered in

Mexican Mobile Users Database (PANAUT) - Video Update

Mexican Mobile Users Database (PANAUT): A Mini-Webinar

Join Harris Bricken Mexico attorney, Adrián Cisneros Aguilar, as he discusses Mexico’s new government database containing all mobile user’s comprehensive sensitive and personal data, its real implications for foreign and domestic organizations and individuals, and what you can do about it before the May 31st deadline. The deadline is quickly approaching. Contact us if you

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

A foreign company entering Mexico must decide on the form of business entity it will use to conduct its Mexico operations. There are three options: Representative office, which cannot enter into legal transactions in Mexico but can promote the products or services of the foreign company, or conduct activities such as market research; Branch office,

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ATENCIÓN! IMPORTANTE! The Mexican Government Has a New Database, And They Want You In It

On April 16, amendments and additions to Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications and Radio Broadcasting Law (the “Telecommunications Law”) were published in the Federal Official Gazette. Importantly, the publication creates the National Mobile Phone Users Database (Padrón Nacional de Usuarios de Telefonía Móvil, or “PANAUT” in Spanish), which is to be operated by the Federal Telecommunications Institute

Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

The US-China trade war has vaulted Mexico far past China as a U.S. trading partner, and as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce. Mexico’s USD1.3 trillion economy is the second-largest in Latin America