Latvia

  • International Country Code:

    LV
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Euro (EUR)

Trademark registration in Latvia

Latvia
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Latvia, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Latvia.

  • Filing requirements of a trademark application

In order to obtain the filing date, it is necessary to submit:
- request to register a trademark;
- information about the applicant;
- representation of a trademark;
- list of goods and services.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Legalisation or notarization of a Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided within two months from filing date.

  • Opposition period

Opposition to the trademark registration can be made in the period of 3 months from the date of publication of the trademark upon payment of the correspondent fee.

  • Validity term and trademark renewal

The trademark registration in Latvia is valid for ten years from the filing date. It may be renewed every 10 years for another 10-year period. The owner of a trademark shall submit a request for renewal within the last year of validity of the trade mark registration. It is possible to renew a trademark within a grace period of six months after the expiration in case of payment of a surcharge. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark is not possible.

  • Use requirement

If the trademark has not been used within 5 years from registration or any successive date, trademark registration can be cancelled.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

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

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Latvia

Any sign or combination of signs such as words, pictures, drawings, shades of colour and combinations of colour, 3-dimensional shapes as well as specific types such as sound or light signals capable of being represented and distinguishing the goods or services may be registered as a trademark in Latvia.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Latvian Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Latvia may also be obtained via registration of a European Union Trademark.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 15.11.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Latvian IP Laws

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