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.
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