Author: Evgenia Gainutdinova, Latvian Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney, Associated Partner at METIDA
On April 26, 2016 The Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in ALTUM hall held an award ceremony of the fourth annual competition “The trademark of the year“ and announced the owners of the best trademarks registered in Latvia during 2015. The competition was established on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day and this is a fourth year of its successful activity. This year 83 Latvian trademarks participated in the competition.
During the year 2015, Latvian Patent office received more than 3200 trademark applications.
Awards were handed out in two nominations, namely The Trademark of the year Latvia and The trademark of the year the World. Winners in said nominations are:
Nomination “The Trademark of the year 2015 – to Latvia”
The winner of the nomination “Trademark of the year 2015 – to Latvia” is trademark M 69 321 of SIA „Manilla”, which creates designs and produces different things of paper.
Laureate’s diploma in this nomination was received by designer Nadia Kirpa for her created trademark M 68 640 registered via National registration procedure:
and trademark M 69 400, owned by SIA „Glamoralle”.
Special reward from The Patent office in the nomination “Trademark of the year to Latvia” was received by the trademark M 69 302 of SIA „Baltreiss”.
A special reward from Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was conferred to the label trademark M 68 230 “Bauskas alus” of SIA “Bauskas alus”.
Nomination “The trademark of the year 2015 – to the World”
The winner of the nomination “The Trademark of the year 2015 – to the World” is “„Marine Services Group”” of SIA „Marine Insurance Services”” trademark WO 1278921.
Laureate’s diploma in this nomination was received by Latvian company SIA „Milzu!” manufacturer of breakfast flakes „Milzu” for trademark WO 1289040.
by SIA „Evelatus” which is owner of mobile phone retail store’s trademark WO 1254827.
Special reward in this nomination from Latvian Patent office was conferred to SIA „Edurio” and its trademark CTM 013461918.
Special reward in this nomination from Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was conferred to the Latvian car rent company SIA „Booking Group” and it’s trademark for car rent services WO 1282011.
It is important to emphasize that competition “Trademark of the year” highlights the best Latvian entrepreneurs who are aware of the economic and business benefits of using registered trademark. Registered trademark is not only the instrument to distinguish one entrepreneur from another, but also to popularize the products, protect them and business in general and to provide the opportunity to cover larger segment of the market not only within the country of origin, but also other markets.