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Costa Rica

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Costa Rica. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

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PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Costa Rica
Language Spanish
Filing Deadline 31 months
Filing Extension No
Translation Extension 2 months from formality notice
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 3 months of filing
General POA Accepted No
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing. Assignment form needs to be notarized and apostilled.
Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing No
Claims Amendment Possible at Filing Yes
Fee for Amending Claims at Filing No
Request for Examination Deadline No set deadline. Fees due within 15 workdays from PTO notification date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing? No
Patent Prosecution Highway No
Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Costa Rica
Language Spanish
Filing Deadline 12 months
Filing Extension No
Translation Extension 15 days
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing
General POA Accepted Yes
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing
Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing No
Claims Amendment Possible at Filing Yes
Fee for Amending Claims at Filing No
Request for Examination Deadline There is no deadline
Can Examination be Requested at Filing? No
Patent Prosecution Highway No
Priority Document 3 months from filing date, Certified copy, translation required

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