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Pros and cons of claiming a date of first use in México.

The Mexican trade mark system has adopted a sui generis (or characteristically unique) approach to trade mark use. In most cases, the system does not grant common law rights. Thus, the sole way to obtain the exclusive right to use and to enforce a trade mark is through a registration obtained from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).