Trademarks include a vast segment of intelectual property; given they engulf practically any intelectual manifestation of the human mind.

Under Costa Rican Law, a trademark is any distinctive sign or combination of signs capable of identifing certain goods or service as those produced or provided by a specific person or enterprise. 

Letters, words, numbers, and figurative elements constitute the most common types of signs that can be awarded the protection of a trademark; even though three-dimensional signs, music, fragrances and colors, as well as packaging and wrappers are also admisible.

There are different kinds of trademarks that each of these signs can fit into, depending on what they are intended to protect; whether they are service trademarks, trade names, or advertisment slogans, for example.