Costa Rica is on the Watch List in 2014

special-301The supporting points for Costa Rica`s progress in the IPR area are presented in the Special 301 Report. These are: links between certain IPR infringement and organized crime, issues related to pharmaceutical patents, geographical indications registrations, the need of administrative and legislative reforms, non-licensed software use (including the government), too long term for Internet services providers to send infringement notices to users. However, the progress of Costa Rica is not unnoticed. The United States respect initiatives like electronically searchable trademark database and training of a new border police unit, and expects a better development for Costa Rica during 2014.

The entire report can be found here.