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LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS IN COSTA RICA

In order to prepare a Trademark Application to be submitted according to the Costa Rican Laws, it will be needed the following documents:

  1. A Power of Attorney just notarized by a Notary in your country. 
    Notice it does not need legalization before Costa Rican Consul.
  2. A “Declaration”, it has to be just notarized. See more.
  3. Copy of the design in case the trademark has a design.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ASSIGNMENT IN COSTA RICA

In order to prepare an Assignment to be submitted according to the Costa Rican Laws, it will be needed the following document:

  • An Assignment document.  It has to be duly apostilled or legalized by the Costa Rican Consulate in your
    country.
  • Power of Attorney Document duly notarized by a Public Notary in your country. See more.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PATENT APPLICATIONS IN COSTA RICA.

In order to prepare a Patent Application to be submitted according to the Costa Rican Laws, we will need the following documents:

PATENT APPLICATIONS ACCORDING TO THE PCT:

Necessary documents:

  • A Power of Attorney just notarized by a Notary in your country.  Notice it does not need legalization before Costa Rican Consul.
  • A copy of the International Application submitted according to the PCT (it has to include: the request, the description, the claims, as well as the drawings in case it has them).
  • The International Publication.
  • A copy of the International Search Report.
  • A copy of the International Preliminary Examination (where is applicable).
  • A copy of the International Preliminary Report on Patentability (as soon is available)
  • Any new claim, as well as their corresponding explanation.
  • Certified copy of the assignment of the rights from the inventors to the applicant, duly apostilled, or legalized by the Costa Rican Consul.  If the applicant cannot provide with the Assignment document, we can provide an Affidavit, which have to be duly apostilled, or legalized by the Costa Rican Consulate.

Only the International Application, as any new claim, has to be translated into Spanish. (We can make the translations in Costa Rica, please request for a quotation. ) See more.

Deadline to submit the application:

According to our law regulation, regarding PCT Treaty, it has to be submitted no later the month 31 (Chapter I), (Chapter II), counted after the date of presentation of the International Application.

PATENT APPLICATIONS ACCORDING TO THE CONVENTIONAL PROCEDURE:

Necessary documents:

  • A Power of Attorney just notarized by a Notary in your country.  Notice it does not need legalization before Costa Rican Consul.
  • In case that the Application is a claim of an International Application, it has to be filed between the 12 months after it was presented in the Country of origin.  In this case will be necessary:
  • The request: it has to include the description, the claims, as well as the drawings in case it has them
  • Certificate of submission of the application in the origin country (it doesn’t need to be legalized, just issued by the corresponding Patent Office).
  • Certificate of Registration duly apostilled, or legalized by the Costa Rican Consul. (Please attach Consular stamps).  Note:   Take into consideration that according to our legislation, we will need to submit the Certificate of Registration of the patent or design, within the term of 6 months after it was issued.
  • Assignment document duly legalized by the Costa Rican Consul.  See more.

Finally, we will need the following information to prepare the corresponding application:

  • Technological area where the patent will be applied.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL A TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS IN COSTA RICA

In order to prepare a Renewal Trademark Application to be submitted according to the Costa Rican Laws, it will be needed the following document:

  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Costa Rican Consul. See more.

TRADEMARK LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Power of Attorney.  It has to be just notarized by a Public Notary in your country.

  1. When the owners or applicants are more than one person the license agreement must be signed by all the of them.
  1. The license must include all the acts that the licensee will have the right to execute, by virtue of the trademark (s).

  1. The license must indicate the duration of the license, and the kind of license.
  1. The territory, country or region for which the license is given.

  1. For which applications of the trademark (s) for which the license is given.
  1. Any other condition, limitation or special agreement that the parties may agree regarding the use of the trademark (s).

  1. Limitations as if the licensee cannot transfer the license or execute other sub-licenses.
  1. The following information must be Provided: a) exact name and domicile of the licensee and licensor; b) Trademark or registration number; c) Registration date or application date of the trademark; d) Name and class (es) of the trademark (s), e) Products protected by the trademark (s) by class, f) Estimation of the agreement (we recommend $1.00) See more.