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Registration of the design in Latvia guarantees its owner the exclusive right to this design in the territory of Latvia

Process description

  1. The submission of applications
    A completed application for the registration of a design must be submitted, which includes: 1) a request for registration of the design; 2) information allowing the applicant to be identified; 3) a set of designs for a design that gives a clear and complete picture of the peculiarities of the design, 2 copies. A complex application may cover several designs, provided that all products intended to implement or incorporate designs included in the same application must refer to the same Class of International Classification of Design (Locarno Classification). This condition does not apply if the application contains only those designs that have a decorative character. For each design included in the application in addition to the first one, the additional fee is payable. The application fee has to be paid within one month from the date of filing of the registration application (see Cabinet Regulation No. 723 of December 15, 2015, "Pricelist of the Patent Office"). If the applicant wishes to keep the design for a certain period of time secret, he may ask to postpone the publication of the design, but not more than 30 months from the date of the application. Such a request may be included in the application or attached thereto until the Patent Office has taken a decision on the registration of the design. There is a fee to postpone the publication. If the application is filed through an authorized person, it must be accompanied by a power of attorney. The original authorization must be submitted and, if the authorization relates to several applications, a separate copy must be attached to each application. The power of attorney may be drawn up in a free form, but in essence it must comply with the general provisions of the Civil Law regarding the authorization agreement. If the applicant wishes, he / she may use the power of attorney drawn up by the Patent Office.

  2. Registration of designs and publication
    A notice on the registration of a design is published in the Official Gazette of the Patent Office.

    The registration certificate is issued to the owner of the design on paper or in electronic form.

    Upon receipt of a paper certificate, the Patent Office's invitation to appear on the registration certificate of the design must be presented.


Position Price
Filing of a design application 40.00 EUR
second to tenth design 30.00 EUR
eleventh and subsequent designs 20.00 EUR
Postponement of publication under Section 19, Paragraph 1 of the Law on Designs 40.00 EUR
Registration and publication of a design (including grant of registration certificate) 65.00 EUR
Publication of each reproduction in excess of one 10.00 EUR

We offer to complete and submit an online application form for registering a design in Latvia.

This is the fastest and simplest way of filing an application.

The application form includes the instructions and explanations on how to use it.

To be able to use this service, the user must be authenticated with one of the authentication tools on the portal

You can interrupt the process of submission, save it to your computer and proceed with it at any time convenient for you.

If the applicant is a legal entity or natural person who is not a designer at the same time, the application fee, including the applicable 10% discount for immediate payment via Internet banking, is calculated automatically.

The discount will not be applied if the applicant chooses the available option not to pay the application fee at the time of submission. Payment must be made within one month of the filing date. The date by which payment must be received on the Patent Office’s account is indicated on the invoice.

The service is available 24 hours a day.

The application should include:

• information that allows to clearly identify the applicant (design owner). The applicant's declared place of residence must be indicated in the Address section.

reproduction(s) of the design that gives a clear and complete picture of the features of the design. The allowed image formats are JPEG, JPG, BMP, TIFF, TIF, PNG. The maximum size of each separate image file should not exceed 15 MB. The recommended image size is 8 cm x 8 cm. The minimum image resolution is 300 dpi.

• name of the product to which the design is applied

• information that allows to identify the designer

• information about the applicant’s representative and his/her representative’s power of attorney if the application is submitted through the representative.

Before applying, it is recommended to search the Databases of Designs to make sure if the same or similar designs have not already been registered in Latvia.

Applying for and registering a design is for fee: Fees. An application fee depends on the number of designs in the application and the status of the owner. The registration fee is payable if the design is approved as registrable, and it depends on the number of designs included in the registration and publication. If the Patent Office refuses to register the design, the application fee will not be paid back.

If the applicant wishes to keep the design secret for a certain period, he/she may request deferment of publication of the design, but no longer than for 30 months from the date of application. Such request may be included in the application or attached to it until the Patent Office takes a decision on registration of the design. There is a fee for deferment of publication.

The registration of a design is valid for 5 years from its application date unless it is excluded from the Register before this term at the initiative of the owner of the design or declared invalid. If the registration is excluded or declared invalid, the application fee and the registration fee are not paid back. At the end of the 5-year period, the registration may be renewed every five years, up to a maximum of 25 years from the date of application.

The application can be submitted electronically, using E-service, E-address or e-mail address, if the application is signed with a secure electronic signature (if the application does not contain special categories of personal data), as well as in person.