Costa Rica

Avenidas 1 y 3, calle 13, Hacienda del Valle # 13, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica

costarica@giromartinez.com
+52 55 7100 2530

Power of attorney
(pending)

Mauricio Garro

Lawyer | Member of the Executive Management

Basic practical information

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

Paris Convention

Yes

Madrid System (Agreement or Protocol)

No

PCT

Yes

The Hague Agreement

No

Lisbon Agreement for Appellations of Origin

Yes

Budapest Treaty for Deposit of Microorganisms

Yes

UPOV for Plan Varieties

Yes
PATENTS

Obligation to file first with national office

No

Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date

Any

Language(s) of translation language(s) of procedure

Spanish

Time Limit for filing translation as of filing date

4 weeks from filing date

Time limit for filing translation of PCT

Upon entry (extendible by 2 months from invitation)

Certification needed for translation

No

Multiple dependency of claims allowed

No

Additional claims fees

No

Power of attorney required for filing application

Yes, 3 months from filing date for foreign applicants and 1 month from filing date for national applicants

Certified copy of priority application required

Yes, 3 months from filing date or 2 months from office action date

Translation of priority application required

Yes, with filing of priority document (extendible by 15 workdays from extension notification date)

Certification needed for translation of priority application

No

Obligation to submit prior art

Yes

Restoration of unintentional failure to meet priority term

No

Restoration of unintentional failure to meet priority term (Rules 26bis.3 and 49ter PCT)

Yes, as Receiving Office and in national phase

Time limit for entering national/regional phase

31 months from filing/priority date

Small entity fee reduction possible

Yes

Legalisation of power of attorney required

Yes, by Notary Public

Legalisation of assignment deed required

Yes, by Consul or Apostille
TRADEMARKS

Classification

Nice classification, plus description of goods and/or services

Multiclass applications

Yes

Power of attorney required for filing application

Yes, 3 months from filing date for foreign applicants and 1 month from filing date for national applicants

Certified copy of priority application required

Yes, 3 months from filing date or 2 months from office action date

Restoration of unintentional failure to meet a time limit

No

Small entity fee reduction possible

No

Legalization of power of attorney required

Yes, by Notary Public

Legalization of assignment deed required

Yes, by Consul or Apostille
DESIGNS

Classification

Locarno classification

Power of attorney required for filing application

Yes, 3 months from filing date for foreign applicants and 1 month from filing date for national applicants

Certified copy of priority application required

Yes, on filing date or within 15 workdays from office action date

Multiple Deposits

No

Restoration of unintentional failure to meet priority term

No

Small entity fee reduction possible

No

Legalization of power of attorney required

Yes, by Notary Public

Legalization of assignment deed required

Yes, by Consul or Apostille
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