In Costa Rica, the patents and utility models are regulated by the Patent Statute (Law of Invention Patents, Industrial Drawings and Models, and Utility Models,) No. 6867 of April 25, 1983. Likewise, since August 03, 1999, our country participates in the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Patents are valid for a non-renewable period of 20 years, and the registration of a utility model has a validity of 10 years.


  • Registration of Patents and Utility Models in Costa Rica.
  • Registration of Patents and Utility Models abroad, through our specialized agents.
  • Registration of Patents through the PCT.
  • Registration of Patents nationally through the PCT.
  • Transfers and usage licenses.
  • Procedures to obtain mandatory licenses of dependent patents or for anti-competitive practices.
  • Procedures for the defense of rights before the Industrial Property Registry, and Civil and Criminal Courts.

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