Industrial Design

Costa Rica

BASIC FACTS

Registrable Designs as per the Act
Followings are the Registrable subject matter for Industrial Design protection: 1. An arrangement of colours or lines which gives a distinctive appearance to an industrial or handicraft object.
Designs not Registrable
Industrial Design Protection excludes the following: 1. Designs the use of which may undermine public order or offend public morality.
Non-convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
Utility Model Protection is provided under Industrial Design
No
Type of Application
N/A
Requirement for Novelty
N/A
Time Period
10 Years
Effective Date
Registration Date

PROSECUTION

Number of Views Required
5
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Notarized
Deed of Assignment
Apostille
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Apostille
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Apostille
Declaration of Use
Yes
Declaration of Ownership
Apostille
Declaration of Nationality
Apostille
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
2-3 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
1 Month
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
2-3 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
1 Month
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
2 Months (approx)
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
12 Months (approx)

OPPOSITION

Opposition Period
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3-4 Months

RENEWAL

First Renewal will be due in the year
N/A
Subsequent Renewal will be due in the year
N/A
Grace Period
N/A
Time Frame for payment of Renewal before Due Date
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
N/A
Power of Attorney
N/A
Registration Certificate
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A

RECORDALS

Recordals are Permissible for pending Application
Yes
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
2-3 Months
Change of Name / Legal form / Address
Power of Attorney Notarized
Certified copy of extract from Registrar of Companies, with required translation Apostille
Assignment
Power of Attorney Notarized
Deed of Assignment Apostille
Merger
Power of Attorney Notarized
Deed of Merger Apostille
License
Power of Attorney Notarized
License Agreement Apostille