Trademark registration in Latvia
A Trademark registered with the Latvian Patent Office remains valid for 10 years, after which the Trademark can be renewed for a further 10 years and again each time the 10 year period elapses. The state fee for a renewal is EUR 200 EUR. Opposition against published marks may be submitted within 3 months of the publication date (state fee EUR 200 EUR). The entire process of registering 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 whether or not two marks may co-exist.
Further, the Customs authorities may be notified about registered marks, thus enabling border control against counterfeited goods to be enforced, down to destruction of seized goods. Owners of trademarks may enforce their rights of removal on infringing trademarks of unofficial distributor's, traders, etc., from advertisement, documents, goods and services.
Some of trademarks represented: