Morera & Chahín is a law firm that has a unique blend of expertise in both litigation and intellectual property law. Our firm was established in 2016, and has served hundreds of clients locally, nationally, and internationally by providing personalized and knowledgeable strategies to accomplish their legal objectives. As a boutique law firm, Morera & Chahín strives to form a close professional relationship with each client to keep them informed and involved as they are guided through legal procedures.

Morera & Chahín takes pride in its involvement in cutting-edge intellectual property issues. We have more than 20 years of expertise in the practice of intellectual property, thanks to the trajectory and training of our partners, which gives us a privileged position in the current Costa Rican market. It also allows us to call ourselves the most qualified and specialized service in the Costa Rican patent legal advice market. Additionally, we have been retained to publish manuscripts on the status of intellectual property in Central America.

Our team is dedicated to helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have big aspirations, in addition to larger corporations. Whether you are a well-established corporation, start-up business, designer, or inventor, Morera & Chahín guarantees a strong professional commitment to protecting your innovations.

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Zayde Chahín

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.


  • UA – Universidad de Alicante / Universitat d’Alacant. Master’s degree in Intellectual and Industrial Property and Information Technology Law, with emphasis in the EC regime. 2003 - 2004. Alicante, Spain.
  • Universidad de Los Andes. Licentiate degree. Law. 1997 - 2002. Bogota, Colombia.
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Néstor Morera

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).



  • Universidad de Alicante. M.S. in Intellectual Property Rights and Information Society Law, with emphasis in the EC regime. 2003 - 2004. Alicante, Spain.
  • Università degli Studi di Torino. Ll.M Master of Laws in Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property. 2003. Torino, Italy.
  • Universidad Estatal a Distancia. Specialist in Foreign Trade. Foreign Trade. 2001 - 2002. San José, Costa Rica.
  • Universidad de Costa Rica. Licentiate degree. Law. 1997 - 2002. San José, Costa Rica.

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