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​​​Intellectual Property Rights for SINPE​

The System of Payment Regulation (Spanish) provides that SINPE is a Registered Trademark owned by BCCR; that its use is solely restricted to BCCR or whomever BCCR may authorize, and that BCCR may take action, through proper legal channels, against anyone engaging in any unauthorized use of said Registered Trademark and its distinctive signs. 

Use of the SINPE Trademark is regulated by the Law on Trademarks and other Distinctive Signs (Ley de Marcas y otrosSignos Distintivos, No. 7978 from 1 February  2000), the Law on Procedures for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (Ley de Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual, No. 8039, from 5 October 2008), the System of Payment Regulations, and this "Manual de Marca- SINPE". Therefore, anyone authorized by BCCR to use such Trademark shall do it strictly abiding by this legal framework.


PE Intelectual Property Rights" (SINPE Trademark, Central Directo or SINPE Software), is protected by such trade registry. Consequently, anyone who may detect any such situation and/or who may be affected by any such situation, should report it to any of BCCR offices, so BCCR may start an investigation. Reports may be submitted through the form provided in our Contact section. Information will be treated confidentially


The claim must be accompanied by data such as:
   • Logo or brand which is the subject of the claim.
   • Place where it was seen.
   • Evidence: photographs, prints or others.
   • If possible, contact of the person that makes the claim, for further details.

Claims will be processed through the Payment System Surveillance Process and will be treated confidentially.   



   • Brand Manual SINPE (Spanish)

   • Guide to report unauthorized (Spanish)