Intellectual property protection system in Latvia

Intellectual Property in Latvia

1. Latvia general info

Latvia (official name the Republic of Latvia) is located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Latvia borders Estonia to the North, Lithuania to the South, Russia to the East and Belarus to the Southeast, and it shares a maritime border to the West with Sweden. With the territory of 64,589 km2, Latvia is one of the least populous countries of the European Union.

International Country Code: LV

Time zone: Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)                            

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Brief information about Patent registration in Latvia (non-PCT)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Latvia

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Latvia

Brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Latvia

2. IP Legal Base in Latvia

Patent Law
Law on Designs
Copyright Law
Law on Trademarks and Indications of Geographical Origin
Law on Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products
Plant Varieties Protection Law

3. International organizations/agreements

Patent Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Trademark Law Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia
Citadeles iela 7/70
Riga, LV-1010
Phone: (+371) 67099 600
Fax: (+371) 67099 650
Email: valde@lrpv.gov.lv 
www.lrpv.gov.lv 

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Latvia are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 26/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Latvian IP Laws

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