Patent and Trademark Attorneys


Patent LatviaMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Latvia including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of the Latvian patent application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

The validity term of a Patent in Latvia is 20 years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents and patents for agrochemicals it is possible to apply for extension of this term for 5 years. In case the patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) is issued.

A 6-month novelty grace period term is applied only if the disclosure took place at the international exhibition or by the third parties in bad faith.

Overview of the Patent registration procedure in Latvia:
After completion of filing procedure the Latvian patent application undergoes the formal examination. On condition that the applicant submits all required documents, the notification about positive result of the formal examination is issued. No substantive examination on inventions is stipulated by the Latvian legislation, the patent is issued on the responsibility of the applicant and may be appealed in court. After payment of the registration and publication fees the patent is issued.

The procedure of the patent registration in Latvia takes from 1,5 to 2 years.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Latvian patent attorney.

For filing a patent application in Latvia we need:
- your filing instructions with applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- filing number and date of priority application or PCT application;
- specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- copy of the amendments, if any;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Latvian Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application);
- Certified copy of the priority document (may be provided to the Latvian Patent Office within 16 months from the date of priority).

The term for filing a patent application in Latvia is 12 months from the priority date.

For more information about patent registration in Latvian or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Latvian patent application please contact us.

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