Operation of the Trademark Opposition System in Mexico

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In accordance to the recent reforms implemented in the Industrial Property Law, the Mexican Opposition System for the trademark registration procedure has come into force on August 30, 2016. This opposition procedure will not replace the substantive examination carried out by the Mexican Trademark Office during the prosecution of a trademark application, and said Authority […]

Tender Two, Round 2. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Onshore Areas

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On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) called for the Second Tender related to Round 2, identified as CNH-R02-L02/2016, for awarding exploration and extraction license contracts with respect to twelve (12) onshore areas.   According to the call and the documents published by CNH, out of the areas to be tendered, nine are […]

Tender Fourth, Round 1. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Deep Waters

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On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) approved the final prequalified companies list under the operators and non-operators schemes for the tender bid CNH-R01-L04/2015, whereby 10 contractual areas located in the regions known as (i) perdido and (ii) Cuenca Salina are being tendered. The prequalified companies for this tender are listed below:   […]

PEMEX Farm Out Tender Procedure CNH-A1 Trion/2016

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Trion block is located in ultra-deep-waters of the Mexican Gulf in an area known as “Cinturon de Plegado” and the main purpose of National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) is to attract operating companies with proven capacity and experience in this type of areas in order to establish strategic alliances with PEMEX. Below are the main aspects […]

Constitutional Reform on Refuge and Political Asylum Matters

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The Ministry of Interior, through publication on the Daily Gazette, on August, 15 this year, issued an Executive Order referring to the reform of the second paragraph of Article 11 of Mexico’s Federal Constitution, regarding refuge and political asylum matters. Under such reform and in accordance with international treaties and conventions to which Mexico is […]

Obligation to Report Income and Transactions in Countries Listed Under the Income Tax Law

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The recent amendments to the Omnibus Tax Ruling for 2016, restarts the obligation for Mexican residents with investments in certain countries, to report their income and transactions that have been carried out through foreign vehicles or legal entities located in jurisdictions such as: the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustache, St. Maarten), Aruba, Bahamas […]

Secondary Laws of thr National Anti-Corruption System

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On July 18th, 2016, in the evening edition of the Federal Official Gazette, were published the following decrees: 1.Decree by which diverse dispositions of the Federal Criminal Code on corruption combating, were amended, added and derogated. Such decree adds the crimes of corruption acts, illicit exercise of the public service, the illicit use of faculties […]

First Tender, Round Two

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Pursuant to the implementation of the Energy Reform approved in 2013, specifically regarding the bidding procedures carried out by the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) for the awarding of exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons contracts, on July 19th, 2016, the Government Body of CNH celebrated an extraordinary meeting by means of which it approved the first […]