812.543 Palmolive Co./63

The Chargé in Mexico ( Lowry ) to the Secretary of State

No. 2514

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 1101, dated May 9, 1930, concerning the decision of the Supreme Court of Mexico handed down on October 28 [26], 1929, which decision denied the right of the Palmolive Company, an American corporation, to bring suit for infringement of its trade-mark, the decision being based on the ground that the corporation was not duly registered in Mexico.

The Department’s direction that this matter be discussed informally with the Foreign Office has not yet been complied with because a second decision of the Supreme Court has been handed down. This new decision is understood to reverse that of October 28 [26], 1929.

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Efforts to obtain a copy of the second decision have thus far proven unsuccessful but I am now informed that an unofficial copy will be available for transmittal to the Department within the next few days.

It is believed that the new decision may prove to be of such a nature as to cause a modification in the Department’s instruction under reference and for that reason the Embassy will take no steps in this matter until further directed by the Department.

I have [etc.]

Edward P. Lowry