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Sep 24, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 15/20)
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Mexican IP Office to Commence Operations as Depositing & Accessing Office of WIPO DAS Soon

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) notified WIPO in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 12 of the Framework Provisions for the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) that IMPI would commence operation as both a depositing Office and an accessing Office of WIPO DAS with effect from November 3, 2020.

Technical and operational options adopted by IMPI are:
- IMPI as a depositing Office will deposit certified copies of patent, utility model and industrial design applications as priority documents, including PCT applications filed at our Office on and after November 3, 2020, which the applicant specifically requests be made available to the service.
- IMPI as an accessing Office will recognize priority documents available to it through the service for the purposes of any application for which the time for furnishing the priority document has not expired by November 3, 2020.
- All documents and information will be exchanged in greyscale or color and in PDF format through the WIPO DAS Office web portal and based on WIPO PCT-EDI; As an Accessing Office, the Office will accept color, greyscale black and white documents in PDF format as deposited by depositing Office, namely The Hague International applications, PCT International applications, national industrial design applications, national patent applications and national utility model applications.

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