Foreign Investment Law

Date of Entry into Force:December 28, 1993
Date of Text (Issued):December 27, 1993
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property
New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on December 27, 1993 - Last reform published DOF 08/20/2008

The purpose of this law is to determine the rules to channel foreign investment into the country and encourage it to contribute to national development. Articles 5 to 9 of the Law sets out certain activities reserved to the State and activities in which foreigners may participate under certain conditions. Several of these activities are related in one way or another with IP.
Available Texts: 

Ley de Inversión Extranjera Ley de Inversión Extranjera, Complete document (pdf) [279 KB] Ley de Inversión Extranjera, Complete document (htm) [254 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:MX067