Trademark

Costa Rica

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark Yes
Collective Mark Yes
Certification Mark Yes
Non Conventional
3 D Mark Yes
Sound Mark Yes
Scent Mark Yes
Slogan Mark Yes
Motion Mark Yes
Colour Mark Yes
Shape Mark Yes
Taste Mark Yes
Texture Mark Yes
Position Mark Yes
Well Known Trademark
Yes
Nice Classification
Yes, 10th Edition
Old British Classification
No
National Classification
No
Type of Class
Multi Class
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
1 - 2 weeks
Deadline to File the Reply
15 days
Permissible Extension
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
1 month
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
1 - 2 weeks
Deadline to File the Reply
30 days
Permissible Extension
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 months
Prior to Registration
Yes
Post Registration
No
Prior to Registration
6 months
Post Registration
N/A
Initial Term
10 years
Effective Date From
Date of Registration
Power of Attorney
Notarized
Incorporation Certificate
Not Required
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Not Required
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Not Required
Priority Document (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration of Ownership
Not Required
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Not Required
Power of Attorney
2 Months
Incorporation Certificate
N/A
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A
Priority Document (with required translation)
2-3 Months
Declaration of Ownership
N/A
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
N/A
Power of Attorney
N/A
Incorporation Certificate
N/A
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A
Priority Document (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration of Ownership
N/A
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
N/A
Use Period
5 years
Effective Date for Use Period
Date of Registration

OPPOSITION AND COUNTER REPLY

Opposition Period
2 Months
Counter Opposition Period
2 Months
Acceptable Grounds of Opposition
Prior Registration with National Trademark Office Yes
Prior International / Global Registration No
Prior Use in the Application Country Yes
Bad Faith No
Well - Known Yes
Others (specify) No
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
3-4 months

RENEWALS

Intial Term
10 years
Subsequent Renewal Term
10 years
Grace Period
Yes, 6 months
Restoration
No
Change of Agent/Service Address required
Yes
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
4 months
Power of Attorney
Signed
Registration Certification
Original
Last Renewal Certificate
Not Required
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Not Required

RECORDALS

Change of Agent
Change of Agent/Service Address required No
Confirm if recordals are permissible for pending applications. Yes
Approximate time frame for issuance of recordal certificates. 1-2 weeks.