Mexico introduces amendments to the legislation to fight against piracy

According to an amendment to the legislation as approved recently by the Mexican Congress, authorities of that country can now freely confiscate pirated merchandise. In the past, the interested –affected – party needed to file a legal procedure and present evidence to the authorities to confiscate illegal products. The amendment means that authorities will now be able to detain sellers, producers and distributors of pirated goods without going through that lengthy legal process. 

Penalties include prison sentences from 6 months to 6 years and significant fines for sellers, producers and distributors of pirated merchandise.