Membership

European Communities Trade Mark Association
Latvijas Patentpilnvaroto Asociācija
The International Trademark Association


Patents

 

patenti_home Patents for inventions are protected by the Latvian Patent Law, effective since March 1, 2007. Full text of the law can be found at the Latvian Patent Office’s website.
An invention is protected by a patent in any branch of engineering if the invention is new, meets standards of an invention and is industrially applicable.
The object of an invention can be equipment, a method, a substance, a composition of substances, biological material.
An invention is protected by a patent.
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Trade Marks

 

precu_zimes_home Trademarks are protected by the Latvian “Law on Trademarks and Indications of Geographical Origin”, effective since July 15, 1999.  Full text of the law can be found at the Latvian Patent Office’s website.

  A trademark is a sign that can be graphically depicted and is used to distinguish goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings, and is protected by a registration certificate.
Trademarks can be verbal, graphic, combined, and sound marks.
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Designs

 

dizainparaugs_home Industrial designs are protected by the Latvian “Law on Designs”, effective since November 18, 2004. Full text of the law can be found at the Latvian Patent Office’s website.
An industrial design is the appearance of the whole or part of a product, which is protected by a registration certificate.
A product is any industrial or handicraft item, also parts intended to be assembled into a complex product, packaging, trimming, and graphic symbols.

In regard to industrial designs we render the following services:
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Other

 

citi_home In accordance with Article 2, Paragraph 3 of the Latvian “Copyright Law” registration of computer programs is not compulsory.
In order to facilitate verification of computer program copyright in cases of computer authors’ disputes, a registration certificate is issued.
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