Statistical Country Profiles

Latvia

Population (Million): 1.93 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 50.93 (2018)

 

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

503

7,360

2,675

39.86

2010

457

11,567

2,248

38.28

2011

325

10,520

2,854

40.73

2012

359

11,065

1,090

42.37

2013

480

11,590

994

43.40

2014

193

16,948

2,147

44.21

2015

288

16,900

2,666

45.52

2016

256

14,162

1,592

46.46

2017

168

18,633

1,549

48.61

2018

175

22,986

3,260

50.93

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

289

3

214

2010

211

7

246

2011

200

10

125

2012

218

12

141

2013

305

8

175

2014

111

4

82

2015

165

1

123

2016

107

18

149

2017

105

7

63

2018

98

24

77

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

45

2010

186

6

57

2011

190

1

95

2012

152

9

100

2013

132

9

69

2014

147

7

108

2015

148

7

75

2016

82

2

70

2017

89

12

84

2018

60

3

75

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

5,680

2011

6,170

2012

6,833

2013

6,329

2014

6,763

2015

6,938

2016

7,419

2017

8,808

2018

9,475

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

2

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

7

2016

 

 

4

2017

 

 

9

2018

 

 

8

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,144

4,676

5,216

2010

2,679

4,661

8,888

2011

2,414

4,824

8,106

2012

2,602

4,176

8,463

2013

2,462

4,745

9,128

2014

2,681

3,501

14,267

2015

3,563

3,067

13,337

2016

2,592

3,064

11,570

2017

3,908

3,684

14,725

2018

5,809

3,916

17,177

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,343

6,645

4,657

2010

2,121

5,127

7,274

2011

2,220

5,163

7,098

2012

1,966

4,947

7,116

2013

2,353

4,868

8,080

2014

2,100

4,187

9,619

2015

2,301

3,518

11,629

2016

2,480

2,770

8,697

2017

2,696

3,715

12,933

2018

4,411

4,397

15,009

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

276

110

2,399

2010

209

106

2,039

2011

218

78

2,636

2012

140

186

950

2013

144

184

850

2014

152

119

1,995

2015

193

44

2,473

2016

220

125

1,372

2017

191

227

1,358

2018

262

39

2,998

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

185

191

1,479

2010

190

110

2,213

2011

209

79

2,783

2012

97

150

868

2013

126

98

800

2014

100

106

682

2015

152

53

2,200

2016

221

70

1,644

2017

200

215

1,418

2018

202

35

2,421

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

24

102

5

2010

26

125

 

2011

17

112

 

2012

36

94

3

2013

25

116

4

2014

29

112

3

2015

28

103

1

2016

24

98

3

2017

26

109

1

2018

31

101

6

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

158

2010

 

 

180

2011

 

 

95

2012

 

 

106

2013

 

 

87

2014

 

 

33

2015

 

 

70

2016

 

 

127

2017

 

 

33

2018

 

 

45

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AERODIUM TECHNOLOGIES, SIA

1

 

2

AERONES, SIA

 

 

2

ALINA, SIA

 

 

1

ASTROTARGET, LTD.

 

 

1

CUBIES, SIA

 

 

1

LATVIAN INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

4

3

1

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

 

2

1

MARKS M, SIA

 

 

1

SIA EVOLED

 

 

1

SIA MEDZES COMPONENTS

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

GRINDERS, AS

12

13

10

TENAX, SIA

 

 

5

PRINTFUL LATVIA, AS

 

 

4

SQUALIO GROUP, SIA

 

1

4

AMBER BEVERAGE GROUP

 

 

3

PUTNU FABRIKA KEKAVA, AKCIJU SABIEDRIBA

3

1

3

SAGITUS, SIA

 

 

3

ANTI LABS, SIA

 

 

2

DIPOL LATVIJA, SIA

 

2

2

DZINTARS, A/S

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

VADIMS DEMCENKO

 

 

2

PROKAPITAL MANAGEMENT, SIA

 

 

1

SNORES SIA

 

1

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from WIPO's operational databases. Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
• A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
• Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
• IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
• One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
• Latvia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2005. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Latvia is a member of the European Union. Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Application class count: The number of classes specified in a trademark application. In the international trademark system and at certain national and regional offices, an applicant can file a trademark application that specifies one or more of the 45 goods and services classes of the Nice Classification. Offices use a single- or multi-class filing system. For example, the offices of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (US) as well as many European IP offices have multi-class filing systems. The offices of Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico follow a single-class filing system, requiring a separate application for each class in which an applicant seeks trademark protection. To capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration class counts.
• Application design count: The number of designs contained in an industrial design application. Under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is possible for an applicant to obtain protection for up to 100 industrial designs for products belonging to one and the same class by filing a single application. Some national or regional IP offices allow applications to contain more than one design for the same product or within the same class, while others allow only one design per application. In order to capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration design counts.
• Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.