Latvia implements the Back Office

    The Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia (LRPV) has begun to manage its national and international trade marks with the Back Office system.

    The Back Office was developed under the framework of the Cooperation Fund and is the single largest project within the Fund itself.

    The implementation is the result of team work between the Latvian Office and OHIM, with particular input from the locally deployed staff on the ground in Riga.

    The Back Office system supports the management of the entire trademarks and designs lifecycle by IP Offices, including Registration; Opposition/Cancellation/Invalidity; Recordals; Appeals; International Registration; International Application (trade marks only).

    More Back Office implementations are expected through 2015.