Patent Search service in Costa Rica

The Industrial Property Registry is the administrative body of the National Registry which is responsible for registering, documenting, and storing the files related to industrial Property rights.  The office provides registration services to trademarks, cattle brands, drawings, inventions, industrial and utility models patents and other signs.

The official website of the Registro Nacional provides an access to the virtual library. This Registry Information Center has a collection of bibliographies which is accessible to clients, and it comprises of thesis, books, and journals displayed by authorities and research scholars from different open and private colleges, who have given the support of offering them in full-content digitally.

The Intellectual Property (IP) standards followed in Costa Rica is strictly at the international level concerning the cost, process and its complexity tagged with the procedure of securing the intellectual property rights (IPR). The nation adheres to standards international classifications systems used across worldwide (e.g. International Patent Classification, Nice and Locarno Agreements). The nation complies with the fundamental treaties and conventions for the assurance and authorization of patents, like:

  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty 1970
  • Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  • Budapest Treaty on Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
  • International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)


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