Former extension state

Latvia (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 July 2005.)


Must a national professional representative 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.

Art. 116(3), 117 IPL


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) EUR 50

(b) Date on which translation is filed

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

Art. 71(2)(6) PL


Language(s) in which the translation must be filed



Art. 71(2) PL


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) Yes

(b) 1


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


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


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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