Central Industrial Property Office

Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia
Citadeles iela 7(70)
1010 RIGA

Tel. +371 6 7099600
Fax +371 6 7099650

www.lrpv.gov.lv

valde@lrpv.gov.lv

 

1. Transfer of rights by transaction (e.g. sale, merger) or by operation of law (e.g. succession, insolvency, compulsory execution)

2. Licences and other rights

1

Which supporting documents must be filed?

Written request to have the transaction recorded, deed of transfer


Art. 50, 51 PL

Written request to have the transaction recorded, licence agreement


Art. 52 PL

2

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(2) IPL

Yes, as under 1.


3

Must a form be used?

No, but recommended


No, but recommended


4

Special fee payable?

EUR 40 per patent


Art. 51(2) PL
s.2.16 Fees Reg.

EUR 40 per patent


Art. 52(4) PL
s.2.16 Fees Reg.

5

Entries and data recorded in the register

Entries in the register have legal effect


Art. 51(3) PL

Declaratory effect

However, entry in the register has legal effect vis-à-vis third parties.


Art. 52(4) PL

6

Is a transfer registered by the EPO under Rule 85 EPC recognised?

Yes


Yes


7

Special features

For supporting documents not drafted in Latvian, a translation will only be requested if their meaning is not clear to the LV Patent Office.


 

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