Country code: LV
Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania
Area: total: 64,589 sq km (water: 1,000 sq km; land: 63,589 sq km)
Population: 2,348,784 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Riga
Languages: Latvian (official), Lithuanian, Russian
Currency: Latvian lat
Religions: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox
Industries: buses, vans, street and railroad cars, synthetic fibers, agricultural machinery, fertilizers, washing machines, radios, electronics, pharmaceuticals, processed foods, textiles
Agriculture - products: grain, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables, beef, pork, milk, eggs, fish
Exports - commodities: wood and wood products, machinery and equipment, metals, textiles, foodstuffs
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, vehicles





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1. Applicant’s name and address

2. 6 representations of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/ services according to the Nice classification

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings (or international publication) for translation

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name, address and nationality

2. Name and address of the author

3. Description of the design (optional)

4. Drawings or photographs of the design (3 sets recommended)

5. Priority data (if any)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

6. Power of Attorney, no notarization

7. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Use of the mark: compulsory
Non-use period:
5 years after the registration date
Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date or last renewal date

 

Validation of a European Patent:

1. Copy of the granted EPO patent

2. Translation of claims

3. Power of Attorney

Examination:

- patent - only formal examination - valid for 20 years

 

Duration of protection: 5 years after the filing date

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- accumulated and payable at the time of the grant of a patent

- subsequent annuities are payable before the anniversary of the filing date

 

Renewal: twice for a period of 5 years

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

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