Former extension state

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


Contracting state to the London Agreement?



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 filed with the LV Patent Office.

R. 2 Transitional provisions of the PL
Art. 70(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 of the EP or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.

R. 2 Transitional provisions of the PL
Art. 70(2) PL


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) EUR 50

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

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

Art. 71(6) PL
R. 7 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


Translation and any corrections published in the official bulletin

Inspection at the LV Patent Office

Entry in the patent register

Art. 35 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 translation of the claims must be accompanied by a copy of the EP specification.

Full translation is required only for legal proceedings.

Art. 72 PL

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