Patent

Latvia

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
An invention shall be protected in any field of technology, if the invention is new and is suscepible of industrial application
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
No
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
No
Divisional Application
No
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
N/A
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
30 Months
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
N/A

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
10 Pages
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
5 Dependent Claims
Basic Number of Independent Claims
5 Independent Claims
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Latvian
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
1 Month
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed
Deed of Assignment
Signed
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Notarized
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Notarized
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
18 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 Months
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
1 Month
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 Months
Applicability of Examination
Yes
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
3 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
3 Months
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A