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Hungary

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    HU
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    UTC/GMT +01:00
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    Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Industrial design in Hungary

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing an industrial design application in Hungary as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple design application

Multiple design applications (up to 50) may be filed in Hungary.

  • Filing requirements in Hungary

The official language of the proceedings before the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office is Hungarian.

To obtain the date of filing, it is necessary to provide the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office with:
- request for a design registration;
- applicant’s details;
- representation of a design;
- priority document (if applicable).

The original of the Priority Document shall be filed within four months after the date of filing.

A simply signed Power of Attorney must be submitted to the HIPO.

It is necessary to file the Assignment Deed certifying the applicant’s right to apply.

Convention priority should be claimed within 6 months after the priority date.

  • Examination of a design application in Hungary

Design applications in Hungary are examined automatically by the Office. The examination process includes formal and substantive examination.The Office will also conduct a novelty search and send the results to the applicant.

  • Novelty grace period

In Hungary, the novelty grace period of 12 months is stipulated for the following disclosures:
- the disclosure resulted from abuse in relation to the applicant or his legal predecessor;
- the disclosure was made by the applicant, his predecessor it title or a third party if the information was provided by the applicant or his predecessor in title.

Besides, a disclosure would be disregarded if the design was disclosed to a third person under the conditions of confidentiality.

  • Grant, validity term and design renewal fees

No official grant fee is to be paid, further to the application fee. A registered design in Hungary is valid for five years from the date of filing. Design registration may be renewed four times for further periods of five years with the maximum protection period being 25 years from the filing date. The request for renewal shall be filed within 6 months before the expiration of the validity term or within a further grace period of six months.

  • Duration of registration procedure

If prosecution process runs smoothly, design registration takes an average of 8 months.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants not residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), it is necessary to perform design registration procedure through an agent, a registered Hungarian patent attorney.

  • Note

Online Search Databases: Hungarian Designs,Designview.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MILOJEVIC, SEKULIC & ASSOCIATES on 07.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Hungarian IP Laws

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