Last July 12, 2017 the Costa Rican Association of Phonographic Industry and Related Works (FONOTICA) and its similar Guatemalan association (AGINPRO) signed a bilateral agreement to reach reciprocal representation between the two collective management organizations which, on behalf of their members, negotiate rates and terms of use of their copyrights with users, issue licenses authorizing uses, collect and distribute royalties.

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The Costa Rican Patent Office is about to launch a regional "patent prosecution highway" (PPH), together with patent offices of other Latin American countries, that would expedite the patent prosecution of a patent in countries where examination takes longer, by using positive examination performed in any of the other member countries. 

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