Statistical Country Profiles



Latvia

Population (Million): 1.91 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 58.97 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

457

11,567

2,248

43.95

2011

325

10,520

2,854

46.71

2012

359

11,065

1,090

48.64

2013

480

11,590

994

49.78

2014

193

16,948

2,147

50.73

2015

288

16,900

2,666

52.38

2016

256

14,162

1,592

53.31

2017

168

18,634

1,549

55.33

2018

175

22,986

3,260

57.70

2019

177

20,233

1,802

58.97

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

104

5

73

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

46

12

48

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2019

9,928

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

2

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

7

2016

 

 

4

2017

 

 

9

2018

 

 

8

2019

 

 

10

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

3,067

11,570

2017

3,908

3,684

14,726

2018

5,809

3,905

17,177

2019

2,634

3,668

17,599

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,121

5,127

7,274

2011

2,220

5,163

7,098

2012

1,966

4,947

7,116

2013

2,353

4,870

8,080

2014

2,100

4,187

9,619

2015

2,301

3,533

11,629

2016

2,480

2,770

8,697

2017

2,696

3,759

12,933

2018

4,411

4,403

15,009

2019

3,219

3,663

13,913

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

183

49

1,619

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

193

33

2,076

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

2019

36

135

1

2020

30

79

15

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

10

 

180

2011

9

 

95

2012

6

 

106

2013

14

 

87

2014

6

 

33

2015

8

 

70

2016

8

 

127

2017

8

 

33

2018

5

 

45

2019

8

 

43

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

LIGHTSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, SIA

 

3

4

SIA EMTEKO HOLDING

 

 

3

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CLINIC, SIA

 

 

2

LATVIAN INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

1

1

2

AERONES, SIA

2

1

1

AKCIJU SABIEDRIBA DZINTARS

 

 

1

BALTICFLOC, SIA

 

 

1

DITESAN LTD.

 

1

1

FERTEREX, SIA

 

 

1

HYGEN, SIA

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PEPI RER, SIA

 

 

3

SIA LIGHT GUIDE OPTICS INTERNATIONAL

 

1

3

SONARWORKS SIA

 

 

3

AZERON, SIA

 

 

2

EAZYBI, SIA

 

2

2

ELVIM, SIA

 

 

2

FITDEX, SIA

 

 

2

GRASSBERG, SIA

 

 

2

GRINDERS, AS

7

25

2

PRIMEA, SIA

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PRANAMAT HOLDING, SIA

 

 

11

JAUNPUNTUZI, SIA

 

 

6

APTOLUX, SIA

 

 

4

DENISS SUHANOVS

 

 

3

JANIS KONONOVS

 

 

2

SNORES SIA

1

 

2

SWIPO, SIA

 

 

2

GCARD-ONLINE SIA

 

 

1

JANIS MEZKATS

 

 

1

STAVRO SIA

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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 application at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office) is multiplied by the corresponding number of member states ; whereas one application at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one application abroad if the applicant does not reside in a member state, or as one resident application and one application abroad (two applications) if the applicant resides in a member state, due to lack of information on designations.
• Latvia is a member of the European Patent Convention. 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. 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.