Trademarks registration in Latvia
Trademark validity time registered with the Latvian Patent Office is 10 years, afterwards renewable each time for a new 10 year period. State fee for a renewal is EUR 200 EUR. Opposition against published marks may be submitted within 3 months from the publication date (state fee EUR 200 EUR). Whole registration process of a trademark takes about 1 year, state fees payable are EUR 100 for filing and EUR 110 upon grant. "Likelihood of confusion or perception of mutual relation" is a principle applied in Latvia in determining if two marks may co-exist.
Further, the Customs authorities may be notified on registered marks, and in this way border control against counterfeited goods enforce, down to destruction of seized goods. Owners of trademarks may enforce their rights on removal infringing trademarks of unofficial distributor's, traders, etc., from advertisement, documents, goods and services.
Some of trademarks represented:
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