Contracting state



Contracting state to the London Agree­ment on the application of Art. 65 EPC?



No official language in common with one of the official languages of the EPO.


Translation requirements


A translation of the claims into Latvian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

Art. 1(3) London Agreement
Art. 71(2) PL


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


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.

Art. 71(2) PL


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


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

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

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

Art. 71(6) PL
s.2.6.1 and 2.6.2 Fees Reg.


(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 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, see section 5(a)

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


Special features


The publication of the translation contains

- bibliographic data as in published European patent application

- name and address of the professional representative in Latvia

- the title of invention in Latvian

Art. 71(5) PL

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