Nowadays we face a market characterized by globalization and strong competition. In such circumstances, and especially with the advent of internet, any trademark can be easily object of abuse and illegal copy. In order to protect this valuable asset, it is necessary to protect it through a proper trademark registration.

Why choosing Protectia for the trademark registration in Costa Rica?

Protectia, as official IP law firm, by offering the trademark registration service is distinguished for several reasons:

  • Trademark classification: since a proper classification of the trademark is one of the fundamental keys for the correct trademark registration, in Protectia, among other services, is also contemplated the trademark classification. Trademarks are protected for one or more concrete goods or services; in order to distinguish them, is used the Nice international classification, in which are distinguished all goods and services.
  • Viability study of a trademark in Costa Rica: in order to register a trademark, it is essential to check the existence of earlier rights or any record regarding similar or existing trademarks. Thanks to sophisticated databases consultation and the expertise of our professionals who are going to analyse the results, in Protectia we offer our clients a careful viability study of the trademark to ensure the uniqueness and effectiveness of the distinguishing sign proposed.
  • Ultimately, thanks to our great team of professionals internationally qualified, we guarantee you support and advice service throughout all the process of trademark registration: from the application and defence to the granting.

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Trademark registration in Costa Rica: the process

The process for a trademark in Costa Rica usually goes through four main steps:

  • Filing of the application.
  • Formal examination.
  • Publication and term for third parties opposition.
  • Granting.

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The Register of Industrial Property is the administrative authority within the National registry, responsible for the application and registration of rights relating to Industrial Property in Costa Rica.

The average duration for a trademark process in Costa Rica, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is between 8 and 9 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 18 to 24 months in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.

 

Advices about trademark registration in Costa Rica

For non-residents of Costa Rica is necessary to have a legal representative in order to file the application of a trademark, and even for residents is something highly recommended. Protectia has its own legal representatives of full capacity and experience to register trademarks in Costa Rica and to defend the interests of our clients before any action.

Usually, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions before to register the trademark, which may cause negative consequences. Therefore, the first action must be the trademark registration.