Visit the offices of the Instituto Mexicano de la Propriedad Industrial (the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. The IMPI handles all trademarks in Mexico. Regional IMPI offices are in Mexico City, Gudalajara, León, Mérida, Puebla. While the IMPI does have an online trademark search option, they only offer it in Spanish; the page times out regularly, making it difficult to successfully complete an online purchase of the search.
Pay $112.99 Mexican pesos, approximately $10, as of 2010. The payment must be made at an HSBC bank, Scotiabank or at a BBV Bancomer branch. This is the fee for one search.
Attach a letter addresses to the IMPI that indicating that you'd like a trademark search to be conducted. Include the trademark, the area of field of business, and any logos.
Pick up the search results. Average wait time is seven business days.
- flag button mexico image by Andrey Zyk from Fotolia.com