Contracting state

Latvia

1

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

Yes

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


Art. 116(3), 117(3) IPL

2

(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?

 

(a) EUR 50 (if filed on paper) or EUR 40 (if filed electronically)

(b) Date on which translation is filed

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


Art. 71(2)(6) PL

3

Language(s) in which the translation must be filed

 

Latvian


Art. 71(2) PL

4

(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed

 

(a) Yes

(b) 1

5

Manner and form in which the translation is made available to the public

 

Publication of the translation of the claims in the official bulletin of the LV Patent Office


Art. 71(5) PL

6

Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?

 

(a) Yes

(b) Yes, the same as for publication of the translation of claims


Art. 71(5), 72(3) PL

7

Special features

 

The publication of the translation contains

- bibliographic data as in the published European patent application

- the name and address of the professional representative in Latvia

- the title of the invention in Latvian


Art. 71(5) PL

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