Latvia: The Law on Industrial Property Institutions and Procedures was adopted on June 18, 2015, and came into force on January 1, 2016. The Law introduces important changes to the: (i) functions and competences of the Latvian Patent Office (LPO) and the Board of Appeal, which is renamed the Industrial Property Board of Appeal; (ii) procedures and rules for all registered IP rights for opposition proceedings and appeals filed with the Industrial Property Board of Appeal; and (iii) rules governing the rights and obligations of patent and trademark attorneys.
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