World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Latvia

Latvia’s new Trademark Law came into force on 6 March 2020. The legislation transposes the EU Trademark Directive into national law and brings with it some additional changes too. One significant revision is that revocation and cancellation actions will now be heard by the Industrial Property Board of Appeal instead...

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Latvia’s new Trademark Law came into force on 6 March 2020. The legislation transposes the EU Trademark Directive into national law and brings with it some additional changes too. One significant revision is that revocation and cancellation actions will now be heard by the Industrial Property Board of Appeal instead of the courts; the range of marks that can constitute trademarks has also been expanded and the registration of certification marks is not possible. Brand owners and practitioners have welcomed these new developments and look forward to seeing the results. Domain names are another hot topic: many professionals have expressed concern over the current dispute resolution method, which involves protracted court proceedings. There is hope for an amendment to the governing rules or perhaps a switch to WIPO’s dispute resolution services, which would provide a more streamlined, cost-effective solution to cybersquatting and similar online infringements.

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