Does it accept an administrative request for surveillance?
Intellectual property rights protected through an administrative request for surveillance
As it does not accept the Request, no IPRs can be applied for.
Requirement to file for an application of an administrative request for surveillance
As it does not accept the Request, there are not requirements.
Procedure (special aspects)
Although there isno surveillance application procedure, in practice the power of attorney and trademark or copyright registration certificates are presented to Customs so that the authorities are aware of the trademark rights and and request for an unofficial "look out".
Once a shipment is seized, Customs would notify the representative of the Trademark in Costa Rica and provides a very short term to confirm if the owner wishes to proceed with the on-site review of the merchandise, in order to determine the counterfeit character of the merchandise; and issue the mandatory complaint. In this case, customs would seize the merchandise, which will remain in the custody of the Judiciary, a criminal proceeding must be filed in court, this must be filed not only with the initial complaint, but also with a complaint and civil action for compensation.