Everything you need to know about paying your patent renewal fees in Mexico

How to Renew a Patent in Mexico?

While a patent is in the pending application stage, no renewal fees are due. Once a patent is granted in Mexico, you are obliged to pay a recurring renewal fee to the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) to maintain the patent.The first renewal fee will be due quinquennially (every five years) starting from the anniversary of the patent’s filing date upon the grant of the patent. 

For example: if the filing date of a patent is 17/05/2017 and the grant date of the patent is 21/02/2020. You will only have to settle the first renewal fee quinquennially for a period of five-years from Year 4 to Year 8 on the anniversary of the patent's filing date on 17/05/2020. Years 1,2 and 3 are exempted from the payment of renewal fees.The next annuity will be due for renewal quinquennially (from year 9 to year 13) on 17/03/2025. 

In the event that the patent is granted more than five years after the date of filing, you will have to settle the renewal fees quinquennially within 2 months from the grant of the patent. 

For example: if the filing date of a patent is 17/05/2017 and the grant date of the patent is 19/06/2021. You will have to settle the first renewal fee as a sum-up from Year 5 to Year 9 on the anniversary of the patent's filing date on 19/08/2021. The next annuity from Year 10 to Year 14 will be due renewal on the anniversary of the patent’s filing date on 17/05/2026. 

Renewal Fees by Intellectual Property Type 

In Mexico, there are other types of intellectual property apart from patents. At PatentRenewal.com, we have all of the necessary tools and procedures to ensure that both types can be renewed through us. 

Intellectual Property Type #1 - Mexican Utility Models

A utility model right in Mexico is valid for 10 years from the filing date and cannot be extended further. A utility model right can be maintained by paying renewal fees. The renewal fees for a utility model right is paid for a five year period starting from the anniversary of its filing date upon its grant. An article explaining more about the renewal process of Mexican utility models will be on our website in the near future. Until then, feel free to reach out to us on contact@patentrenewal.com.

Intellectual Property type #2 - Mexican Designs

The duration of a design right is valid for a total term of 25 years from the date of filing. A design right can be maintained by paying renewal fees. The renewal fees for a utility model right is due every five years for a maximum duration of twenty five years. An article explaining more about the renewal process of Mexican designs will be on our website in the near future. Until then, feel free to reach out to us on contact@patentrenewal.com.

Written and Edited by Kumari Rupali Bansal & Christina Botes from the Patentrenewal.com team.

Patent Renewal Fee Intervals in Mexico

The patent renewal fee is paid as a sum-up every five years. For further clarification, please refer to the cost-breakdown below;

Patent Year Official renewal fee for patent (MXN)
1 1 161.90
2 1 161.90
3 1 161.90
4 1 161.90
5 1 161.90
6 1 360.69
7 1 360.69
8 1 360.69
9 1 360.69
10 1 360.69
11 1 536.99
12 1 536.99
13 1 536.99
14 1 536.99
15 1 536.99
16 1 536.99
17 1 536.99
18 1 536.99
19 1 536.99
20 1 536.99
Patent Year
Official renewal fee for patent (EUR)
3
490
4
610
5
1090
6
1210
7
1330
8
1450
9
1640
10
1640
11
1640
12
1640
13
1640
14
1640
15
1640
16
1640
17
1640
18
1640
19
1640
20
1640

Mexico Patent Renewal Fees FAQ

When is the first patent renewal fee due in Mexico?

The first renewal fee will be due quinquennially (every five years) starting from the patent’s filing date upon the grant of the patent.

For example: if the filing date of a patent is 17/05/2017 and the grant date of the patent is 21/02/2020. You will only have to settle the first renewal feequinquenniallyfor a period of five-years from Year 4 to Year 8 on the anniversary of the patent's filing dateon 17/05/2020.Years 1,2 and 3 are exempted from the payment of renewal fees.The next annuity will be due for renewal quinquennially (from year 9 to year 13) on 17/03/2025.

What are the due dates and payment windows?

The renewal fees can be paid anytime before the payment due date.

Can I renew a patent after I miss a renewal deadline?

Yes, it is possible to renew a Mexican patent after its deadline. There is a 6 month grace period given, whereby the renewal fees can still be settled. When entering this grace period, you will incur a penalty fee of 100% in addition to the regular annual renewal fee for the corresponding year. Failure to pay this fee during the grace period will result in the patent being abandoned.

Do I need assistance from the local council?

You can either appoint a registered patent agent with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI). Alternatively, one can also send renewal fees if one has a residential address in Mexico.

How long do patents last in Mexico?

In order to maintain a patent in Mexico, renewal fees need to be settled annually with the IMPI. By settling the renewal fees, the patent is guaranteed to last for a maximum of 20 years from the filing date. If you want to maintain the patent, the renewal fees are mandatory, if not paid the patent will lapse.

Where can I search for Mexican Patents?

For more information on the renewal process in Mexico, you can visit the link to their official website. You can also search for patents here.

How can I contact the Mexican Patent Office?

You can get in touch with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) via email or phone;

Email: buzon@impi.gob.mx 

Phone: (55) 5624 0400

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