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    LV
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Industrial Design registration in Latvia

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing the industrial design application in Latvia as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a design application in Latvia

The deadline for filing an application for design registration in Latvia claiming priority is 6 months from the priority date.

  • Filing documents in Latvia

- request to register an industrial design;
- information about the applicant;
- description of the design features and an indication of the product, where the design is intended to be applied to;
- document regarding the payment of the State application fee;
- pictures of a design which provide a clear concept of the design features.

  • Multiple design application

It is possible to request registration of several designs (multiple embodiments) if the designs belong to the same class of the International Design Classification (Locarno Classification). When filing a multiple application, the applicant must specify the number of designs. An additional fee must be paid for each additional design included in the application.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority application should be provided to the Latvian Patent Office within three months from the date of filing.

  • Validity term

The validity term of the industrial design registration is five years from the filing date. It may be renewed each time for a new five-year period until the maximum term of the protection of a design reaches 25 years from the filing date. A request for renewal of registration should be submitted within a period of 1 year before the end of the term of validity of the registration by paying the corresponding fee. Payment of renewal fees may also be performed within a period of 6 months after the expiration of the term of validity of the registration provided that an additional fee is paid.

  • Examination of a design application in Latvia

The Latvian Patent Office examines the industrial design application according to the formal requirements only.

  • Novelty grace period

Disclosure of the information on the industrial design does not disprove its novelty if it occurred within 12 months before the filing of the application or priority date thereof and was made by the designer or a third person, by using the information directly or indirectly acquired from the designer.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform the industrial design prosecution in Latvia through an agent, a registered Latvian patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

The appearance of a product resulting from the features of the shape, lines, colours, contours, texture or materials of the product or its decoration.

  • What cannot be registered

- product appearance which contradicts the public policy or socially accepted principles of morality;
- reproduction of an exact form and dimensions to permit the product in which the design is incorporated or to which it is applied to be mechanically connected to another product, placed into another product, placed around or against such product so that in addition both products should be able to perform their functions;
- features of appearance of the product that are determined by technical functions of the product.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Latvian Industrial Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO), International Designs.
2. Industrial design protection in Latvia may also be obtained via registration of a Community Design.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Latvian IP Laws

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