Integrated Circuits

The integrated circuit layouts or topographies are regulated in Costa Rica by the Law for the Protection of Integrated Circuit Layouts No. 7961 of December 13, 1999. In our country, the exclusive right over a registered layout has a validity of 10 years from its first commercial exploitation, or from the date the registration request was filed with the Registry of Industrial Property.


  • Registration of Layout Diagrams in Costa Rica.
  • Registration of Layout Diagrams abroad through our specialized agents.
  • Transfers and usage licenses of protected layout diagrams.
  • Procedures to obtain mandatory licenses of dependent layout diagrams or for anticompetitive practices.
  • Procedures for the nullification of registrations.
  • Procedures for the defense of rights before the Industrial Property Registry, and Civil and Criminal Courts.

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Hulbert Volio & Parajeles Abogados
Centro Corporativo Jorge Volio
Costado Este Iglesia Católica,
Santa Ana Centro, San José, Costa Rica
Tel +506 2205-5000 | US +1 305 414 6714
Fax +506 2282-4679

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