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Patent Filing in Latvia

Latvia is a member of both PCT and Paris Convention. Patent application can be filed in Latvia by designating Latvia in a European patent application derived from the PCT application.

Term of patent: 20 years from the date of filing of the international application. Patent Office: Patent Office of Republic of Latvia

 

Paradigm to obtain a patent in Latvia:-
  • Filing of patent application
  • Search report
  • Request for Examination
  • Publication of the application
  • Compliance with the examiners office action
  • Acceptance (Notice of Allowance) or rejection.
  • Payment of the Issue Fees.
  • Annuities are to be paid after the grant of the patent.
  • Opposition: may be filed within nine months of the date of the announcement of grant
Documents required for filing of Patent Application in Latvia

1. PCT National Phase patent filing

  • WIPO publication
  • International search report
  • International preliminary examination report (chapter II)
  • English, French or German translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney

2. Conventional patent Filing

  • complete specification
  • formal drawing, if any
  • certified copy of the priority document
  • English, French, German translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney
Remarks:
  • Timeline for national phase entry in Latvia is 31 months
  • Timeline for conventional filing is 12 months from date of priority