Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property has been one of the most important practices for CASTRO & PAL since the beginning. We offer our clients a very comprehensive view of IP in Costa Rica.

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Corporate & Real Estate

Our team of lawyers offers expert advice to those corporations that need legal counseling on Corporate and Commercial Law. As a trusted advisor, CASTRO & PAL

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Technology & E-Commerce

Aware of the fast evolving law of the Internet and Electronic Commerce, CASTRO & PAL is committed to providing strong technology practice, focusing on

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    Luis D. Castro is a partner in Castro & Pal Abogados, practicing in the areas of Real Estate and Corporate Law. He also practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Departments, counseling clients about all forms of intellectual property; focusing on Technology Law, Internet and E-commerce issues. Read More
  • Luis Pal-Hegedüs

    Luis Pal-Hegedüs

    Mr. Luis Pal is a Notary Public and a partner attorney in Castro & Pal Abogados, practicing in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Litigation. He practices actively in the firm's Intellectual Property area and currently, serves as the managing partner of the Trade Mark Section of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Read More
  • Simón Valverde

    Simón Valverde

    Simon Valverde is the coordinator of the Intellectual Property Department at the Firm. Mr. Valverde holds a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology Law from University of New Hampshire, School of Law. He also underwent special post-graduate studies in Notary Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica. Read More
  • Vanessa Wells

    Vanessa Wells

    Vanessa Wells is an associate at Castro & Pal Abogados, practicing in the area of Intellectual Property. Although she counsels clients in all areas of Intellectual Property, including Trademarks, Copyrights, IP Litigation and Unfair Competition, she is currently the firms Trademark Director. Read More
  • James E. Larson

    James E. Larson

    James E. Larson is of counsel to Castro & Pal Abogados, practicing in the area of Intellectual Property, and in particular patent prosecution. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Audio Technology from the American University in Washington D.C. He is an US attorney having been admitted to practice law in Florida in 1998 Read More
  • Adriana Porras

    Adriana Porras

    Adriana Porras is of counsel to Castro & Pal Abogados. She has a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Information Law from the University of Houston. Ms. Porras joined the firm in 1995, and served as Head of the Intellectual Property Department from 1999 to 2002, when she moved to Houston, Texas. Read More
  • Mario A. Rodriguez

    Mario A. Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez joined the firm as paralegal in the Real Estate and Corporate Law practice. Aside from his more than 12 years practice in Real Estate, condominiums, estate planning and corporate legal counseling, he spent 4 years as legal counsel for foreign firms in government public tenders, specializing in Procurement and Administrative Law. Read More
  • Castro & Pal nuevamente líder en Propiedad Intelectual en Latinoamérica

    Por sétimo año consecutivo, Castro & Pal Abogados ha sido distinguida nuevamente como firma líder en Propiedad Intelectual por ChambersLatinoamérica 2018, reconociendo su experiencia en la práctica de todo el espectro de propiedad intelectual y destacando su servicio especializado y personalizado. Read More
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Some of Our Intelectual Property Services



We provide our clients with the best experienced attorneys handling the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications.

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IP Litigation

CASTRO & PAL has extensive experience in IP litigation, as well as in the prosecution and maintenance of such rights.

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Unfair Competition

Counteracting unfair competition and consumer protection are fields in which CASTRO & PAL has grown steadily.

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We provide services for the registration of trademarks, which includes filing and prosecution of Costa Rican and foreign trademark

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Trade Secrets

We provide professional advice, through the design and determination of individualized protection needs of a client’s company.

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Food & Drug Administration

We provide our clients with the most experienced practice in pre-market approval and handling

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Our firm recognizes the value of copyright and related rights protection and therefore has expanded its copyrights practice in response.

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CASTRO & PAL provides comprehensive franchise expert legal services to emerging companies as well as to mature companies in all

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Some of Our Corporate & Real Estate Services


Legal counsel for land developers


Due diligence


Incorporations and mainenance


Commercial agreements and contracts


Legal counseling on how to start the process of developing business in Costa Rica


Mergers & acquisitions



Since its origin, the firm has steadfastly maintained its mission of providing international law firms and corporations with knowledgeable, efficient, and reliable legal services that meet the highest of international standards. 

Our clients include leading U.S., European and Asian law firms as well as large public and multi-national corporations, government institutions, universities and other private companies. Among them are several Fortune 500 Companies. 

CASTRO & PAL is able to provide them with the most competent professional 

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