To protect intellectual property rights abroad, choosing the appropriate IP counsel is an important step that is based mainly on trust. The long-term relationship with most of our clients proves that said trust has been established several times successfully.
Our English language web site is designed to provide relevant information for our present and future non-Hungarian clients on IP issues that arise frequently.
Our prosecution work for our foreign clients predominantly consists of the validation of granted European patents (i.e. EP validations), prosecuting utility model applications, supplementary protection certificate applications, Hungarian or European Union trademark and design applications, as well as the conversion of an EU trademark/application into a Hungarian trademark/application.
In Hungary observation is possible in relation to pending patent applications and trademark applications. Pre-grant opposition is available in trademark matters while a revocation or invalidation action is possible against a granted IP right. A decision of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office can be challenged at courts. However, if it is related to a preliminary injunction or an infringement case, this will be processed at the Metropolitan Court.
IP actions in or for Hungary are several times preceded by a short or longer analysis of country-specific issues to find the best solution. We are frequently asked to carry out a trademark search before filing a Hungarian or a European Union trademark to identify relevant case law or to provide an explanation of the governing Hungarian law.
Synergising your creativity with the law
Our profession is intellectual property. We are here to synergise the creativity of the inventors, trademark designers and authors with the IP law.