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Shown are office fees and related facts for patents granted in or for Latvia. For example national patents and European patents validated in Latvia.

Patent protection in Latvia can also be reached via the Unitary Patent (UP) system. With a Unitary Patent, only one UP Renewal Fee is paid, covering all participating countries.

Office Fees
LV
Latvia

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

5648

Grant Fee

$

54

Requirements for EP grants
LV
Latvia

Claims Translation

Latvian

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
LV
Latvia

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
LV
Latvia

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

39.85

Residents

1.9M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Latvia Latvia vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Latvia, LV (red) relative to other EPC member states (blue). Note that patent renewal fees are to be paid annually and updated regularly. Not included are grant fees, translation costs, and representation costs (if applicable).

I. Requirements for Latvia after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the claims into Latvian must be supplied.

I.2 Professional representative

Must be appointed. Applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in Latvia must appoint a registered professional representative. Power of attorney is not required.

I.3 Period for filing the translation

3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant, maintenance in amended form or limitation of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin.

I.4 Office fee

(a) EUR 50

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

The translation is not published until the fee has not been paid.

II. Double-patenting allowed?

No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which

(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or

(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.

III. Territory

Territory of the Republic of Latvia

IV. Useful links:

EP: National Law relating to EPC, X. Miscellaneous, Croatia (epo.org)

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Latvia – Valid as from 15 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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