Trademarks: Latvia

General Information

International Agreements : The Madrid Agreement, Paris Convention, Nice Agreement.

Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition); Multi-Class Filing.

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks, Collective Marks.
What is Not Registrable : Certification Marks

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes - within 3 months of the receipt of the application.
Publication : Yes - After registration, in the official gazette of the Patent Office.
Opposition : Yes - within 3 months

Time Frame for Registration : 12 months
Registration Term : 10 years from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months with payment of additional fees.

Cancellation : Non-use for 5 years following application filing date makes the trademark registration vulnerable to cancellation.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes
Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Not obligatory.

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Simply Signed.
  2. Full details of the Applicant 
  3. The sign which is submitted for registration (its representation); and 
  4. List of goods and services for which the trademark registration is requested.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

The request for renewal of registration of a mark in respect of all or part of the goods and/or services and document certifying the payment of the fixed fee within 12 months before expiry.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of attorney signed by the Assignee. 
  2. Assignment document signed by the Assignor and Assignee.

License Recordal Requirements

The owner of a trademark is entitled to transfer, pursuant to a licensing agreement, the right to use the trademark with respect to one, several or all of the goods or services for which the mark is registered.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Simply signed power of attorney under new name. 
  2. Official document certifying change of name, such as extract, from 
    commercial register.

 

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