Does it accept an administrative request for surveillance?


Intellectual property rights protected through an administrative request for surveillance


Requirement to file for an application of an administrative request for surveillance

List and Registration of Intellectual Property Rights
Certificate of Registration
Mercantile Registration or Certificate of incorporation of the owner

Procedure (special aspects)

Although there is an Administrative surveillance procedure, once a counterfeit product is found, there is no simplified administrative procedure for the destruction of the goods. The holder of an intellectual property right related to goods being imported or exported may request the Sectional Customs Directorate for the provisional suspension of the import or export operation, while the competent judicial authority resolves the mandatory complaint or lawsuit that the holder must file for the alleged condition of piracy or false trademark. In case this condition is established, the release or authorization of shipment of the goods, as the case may be, shall not proceed.