Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO.
Law 6867 on Patents, Industrial Designs and Utility Models.
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:
Formal filing requirements:
Identification of the applicant and inventors.
5 graphic representations.
Power of Attorney notarized.2 months from notification.
Assignment document legalized and authenticated by the Costa Rican Consulate or by means of the Apostille, along with its Spanish translation. 2 Months from notification.
Priority document, when applicable. 3 months from Notification.
- Once all the requirements have been filed, the PTO will issue 2 edicts, one which must be published in the Official Newspaper "La Gaceta" and the other which must be published in another local newspaper.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Publication. Oppositions. Official Examination. Decision.
YES. Oppositions can be filed within 3 months from the publication. Once the design is granted, only the applicant can cancel the registration.
Average time from filing to grant:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years. No maintenance fees for designs in Costa Rica.