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    Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Intellectual property protection in Hungary

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Hungary general info

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. It borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. The population of this EU member-state amounts to almost 10 million people. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world. Hungary's capital and its largest city is Budapest.


IP Legal Base in Hungary

Act on the Protection of Utility Models
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Geographical Indications
Act on the Protection of Inventions by Patents
Act on the Legal Protection of Designs


International organizations/agreements

Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Patent Law Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO)
H-1081 Budapest
II. János Pál pápa tér 7.
Mailing address: H-1438 Budapest
PO Box 415
Phone: +36 1 312 4400
Fax: +36 1 474 5534


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Hungary are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by MILOJEVIC, SEKULIC & ASSOCIATES on 07.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Hungarian IP Laws