Intellectual Property

For over fifty years, our intellectual property department has assisted national and international firms manage their trademarks, patents and copyrights portfolios in Central America. We are considered pioneers in the field, able to adapt to the needs and demands that new technologies and science bring about.

We offer our clients a comprehensive and strategic service that is results-oriented and focused on value added creation. We have the skills necessary to advise clients on all areas of intellectual property transactions or IP-related litigation issues. Some of our services are:

  • Trademarks: registration, licenses, portfolio management, contesting, search, franchises, due diligence, trademark audit, domain registration, promotion and advertising.
  • Patents and Designs: applications, assignments, non-disclosure agreements and technology transfer, technical reports.
  • Copyright: registration, software, literature, art, music, contracts, negotiations.
  • IP Protection: active trademark monitoring, unfair competition processes, false advertising, crimes against intellectual property, conflict resolution, trade secrets and confidentiality protection, customs actions investigations, coordination with government authorities, administrative and judicial proceedings.

Our team

Our team of lawyers has an interdisciplinary perspective, combining specialized knowledge in intellectual property with legal expertise in associated areas like trade, regulatory, public and international law. This allows us to provide our clients comprehensive and innovative solutions which we personalize by identifying their specific needs and particularities of the different industries they span across, including sectors like agrochemicals, food products, automotive, aviation, mass consumption, personal care, cosmetics, banking and financial services, manufacture, electronics, medical, clothing, hospitality, technology, telecommunications, software, beverages, liquors and tourism.

  • Harry Zurcher
  • Edgar Zurcher
  • Marco López
  • Kristel Faith
  • José Pablo Sagot

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Practice areas


  • Phone: 506 2201 3800
  • Email:
  • Address: Plaza Roble, Edificio Los Balcones, 4th. Floor, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica.
  • P.O. Box: 154-1255 Escazú