Latvia Patent Law

Latvian Patent Law is governed by the Latvian Patent Act amended in 2007 and administered by the Latvian Patent Office. The extension of the definition of patentable material to include biotechnological inventions, among other things, brought Latvian law into line with European Union law. This article provides basic information on Latvia's domestic patent laws and the international agreements this country has ratified.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is patentable under Latvia law?
Does the LPO conduct substantive examinations of patent applications?
Are there restrictions on amendments to the application?
Can denial of patent applications be appealed?
Do European and international patent applications in Latvia require a full translation?

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