Intellectual PropertyO ur team of experienced and creative attorneys has a strong national reputation for handling delicate IP matters involving protection, enforcement and litigation of trademarks, patents of invention, designs, models, domain names, copyrights, and trade secrets, thanks to several decades of leadership in the field, and an intimate knowledge of this rapidly-changing discipline.
Over the years we have developed strong partnerships with trusted foreign associates from all over the world, which allows us to handle all of our client’s local and global intellectual property needs.
Patent Prosecution before the Patent Office
National Entry of PCT Patent Filings
Patent Searches and Opinions
Translation of Technical Patent Documents
Trademark Counseling and Prosecution
Trademark Cancellation and Nullification Actions
Trade Secrets (“know-how“)
Limited liability entities
Resident Agent services
Counsel to Shareholders
Arbitration and Other ADR
Pre-Trial Strategy and Investigation
Real Estate Due Diligence
Mortgages and secured loans
Corporate & Business Associations Law
Our attorneys have achieved landmark court victories in cases involving multi-million corporate issues, including: cross-border shareholder disputes, corporate record-keeping and documentation, corporate social and environmental responsibility, acquisitions and takeovers, amongst others.
Additionally, we can assist with any and all Costa Rica-related corporate needs, including incorporation, regulatory compliance requirements, advice on transactional matters, record-keeping, shareholder relations and disputes, corporate structuring and formation, board and committee management, and directors’ and officers’ liabilities.
Real Estate Law
The booming tourism and real estate market in Costa Rica demands counsel specialized in industry specific cross-border investment and transactions, land acquisition, construction, financing, leasing, joint-ventures, urbanization, and environmental compliance.
Our attorneys have long histories advising hotels, lodges, investors and developers concerning different aspects of their real estate and tourism projects in Costa Rica.
- Being entrusted with advising in various development projects with Italian, Dutch, American, and/or Costa Rican funds, since the early stages of due diligence, site location, land acquisition, project planning and structuring, securing municipal and environmental permits, construction, financing, sale and taxation.
- Title research, due diligence, registration, and conveyance.
- Judicial and administrative litigation concerning title, land possession and invasion issues, access to public roads and beaches, leases and various timeshare issues.
We also offer services in the fields of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probates.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Thanks to our attention to detail, persistence, cost-effective services, profound knowledge of the law and research abilities, our firm has earned a renowned practice concerning tort litigation, breach of contract litigation, judicial debt collection, corporate and real estate litigation, amongst others.
We have been professionally involved and/or secured successful outcomes to cases involving complex litigation over share ownership and control over multimillion dollar corporations, torts over environmental damages and professional liability, ownership over valuable prime real estate development land, breach of contract, and employee benefits.
Our attorneys are all fully accredited to try cases before all instances of the Costa Rican Supreme Court of Justice.