Intellectual Property

O 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
Patent Reexamination
National Entry of PCT Patent Filings
Patent Searches and Opinions
Translation of Technical Patent Documents
Design Patents
Trademark Counseling and Prosecution
Trademark Searches
Trademark Maintenance
Trademark Cancellation and Nullification Actions
Trade Secrets (“know-how“)
Unfair Competition

Formation and incorporation of legal entities
Sociedades Anónimas
Corporate advisory
Limited liability entities
Associations Law
Resident Agent services
Corporate structuring
Counsel to Shareholders
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Arbitration and Other ADR
Unfair Competition
Pre-Trial Strategy and Investigation
Debt collection
Real Estate Transactions
Property Conveyances
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.corporate

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.

A few examples of our experience include: real estate

  • 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.litigation

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.