Zayde has over 20 years of experience providing legal counseling for patents and plant variety protection, as well as conducting civil and administrative litigation of intellectual property rights. She has profound professional experience in two countries, and currently is one of the top patent advisors in Costa Rica with respect to both patent prosecution and plant variety protection. Zayde’s practice includes the filing of PCT patent applications for international and national phases, and the strategic planning for the protection of new plant varieties and prosecution of PBR rights. Zayde also has extensive experience with the protection of industrial property in the framework of the regulatory procedures necessary for the health registration of medicines, such as data exclusivity protection and linkage.
Nestor’s strong background in litigation fuses with his specializations in intellectual property law to give him a broad and distinctive range of expertise. He has over 15 years of experience and has litigated in nearly every court in Costa Rica, as well as in various courts internationally. Néstor has been a permanent advisor in intellectual property issues and geographical indications to various private and public entities in Costa Rica, including the University of Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Coffee Institute and the National Banana Corporation. He was also appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as a legal expert to develop a manual for the examination of trademarks in Central America. Currently, Néstor is a member of the Costa Rican bar, and is the Chair of the Latin America Amicus Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association (INTA).