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What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Latvia?

The phases of trademark application in Latvia are: 

  1. Examination – The application will be examined by the trademark authorities in terms of:
    • Formalities
    • Classification
    • Clarity
    • Descriptiveness
    • Distinctiveness
    • Deceptiveness
    • Absolute grounds of registrability
  2. Registration – If the application passes the examination phases, the trademark office will grant the registration. At this point, conflict with other applications or registrations has not been checked yet.
  3. Publication – Third parties will be given a chance to oppose to the registration. These specifics will be made accessible to the public through print and online publication.
    • Mark
    • Applicant’s name
    • Applicant’s address
    • Applicant’s country of incorporation
    • Number of application
    • Date of application
    • Goods/services
    • Information on priority claim
    • Trademark representation

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