Extension of the suspension in the activities and terms of the Mexican Copyright Institute

Due to the COVID-19 contingency, on May 1, 2020, it was published on the official website of the Mexican Copyright Institute (INDAutor) the official communication by means of which the suspension of activities and terms that ran from March 26 to April 30, 2020 has been extended. Therefore, according with this official communication, INDAutor will remain closed and the deadlines will remain suspended until May 29, 2020.

However, the following procedures can be requested online:

a) New applications for registration of works and agreements;

b) Previous opinions of reserves of rights of exclusive use;

c) Assignment of International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN);

d) Assignment of numbers related to Periodical Publications (ISSN).

Likewise, said Institute clarified that the Reserves of Rights to Exclusive Use pending for renewal from March 26, 2020 and during the period of the aforementioned suspension, will continue to be in full force and effect until activities are resumed.

All pending briefs and documents may be filed before the INDAutor beginning on June 1, 2020, including those whose term expired during the suspension period.

For further reference, link to the above-mentioned official communication is provided below:

INDAutor Communication

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