The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
In 2008, The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (MexCham) was created as an organization to provide a platform to bring together businesses and individuals with interests in Mexico, Hong Kong, and Mainland China.
As a private, autonomous, independent, and non-profit organization, duly accredited by the legal institutions of Mexico and Hong Kong, MexCham aims to strengthen the economic and societal relationships of Mexico with Hong Kong and Mainland China, to build a world-class business sector between the regions.
The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs grated MexCham full legal personality, and in March 2013, the Government of Hong Kong recognized MexCham as a member of the international business community.
MexCham seeks to invigorate trade and friendship between Mexico, Hong Kong, and Mainland China on a path of prosperity and harmony. We firmly believe that the protection of intellectual property stimulates international trade and investment, and encourages the transfer of technology, which are essential for economic growth. The economy and society in Mexico are already enjoying the benefits of its affiliation with the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks with an increasing registration of marks and consequently, the expansion of Mexican SMEs.
This provision is important for Mexican businesses in their process of internationalization. A flexible and cost-effective mechanism allowing trademark owners to pass from one system to another should alleviate the administrative and financial burden on trademark owners. This is especially true for SMEs, for which trademarks are sometimes the only intellectual property right of use. It is also a significant step towards achieving a seamless international system of trademark protection that is becoming essential in a progressively integrated global economy.