Latvia

  • International Country Code:

    LV
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Euro (EUR)

Trademark registration in Latvia

Latvia
from 472.00
Number of Classes
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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 corresponding fee.

  • Provisional Refusal

The time limit of 3 months from the date WIPO notifies the applicant must be observed for filing of a response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Latvia. It is possible to request an extension of the 3-month term. The language of the response is German or French. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing of a response.

The Office provides for an addittional opportunity to request a revision or to file an appeal against the provisional refusal.

  • 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 capable of being represented and distinguishing the goods or services such as words, pictures, drawings, shades of colour and combinations of colour, 3-dimensional shapes, holograms or multimedia as well as specific types such as sound or light signals 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 is not in conformity with Latvian IP Laws

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