Contracting state

Latvia

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 73 PL
Fees Reg.

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

3rd

90

4th

120

5th

140

6th

160

7th

180

8th

220

9th

270

10th-15th

320

16th-20th

420

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred

(b) A fee falling due within 3 months of the publication of the mention of grant in the European Patent Bulletin may be paid without surcharge within this 3‑month period.

(c) No information available.


Art. 73(2) PL

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months

(b) 25%


Art. 43 PL

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes, but not mandatory

(b) n/a

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) 2 months after removal of obstacle, but no later than 12 months after expiry of the non-observed time limit


Art. 26 PL

6

Appointment of a national professional representative for

(a) payment of fees

(b) communication of a reminder of non-payment

(c) proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum

 

(a) Yes

(b) Yes

(c) 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

7

Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees

 

Communication to representative

Entry in the patent register

Publication in the official bulletin

* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.

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