Trademarks and other distinctive signs, such as trade names, logos and advertising signs are regulated in Costa Rica. The registration of a trademark is valid for a period of ten years and it can be renewed indefinitely for consecutive 10-year periods.In Costa Rica, the patents and utility models are regulated by the Patent Statute The lawyers in charge of their preparation and filing have a constant training and communication with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Costa Rican Patent Office.