• International Country Code:

    HU
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +01:00
  • Currency:

    Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Trademark registration in Hungary

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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class applications are possible in Hungary.

  • Filing requirements in Hungary

The language of the proceedings before the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office is Hungarian. However, an application may be filed in a foreign language, but the Office may require the translation to be submitted. The Hungarian translation of the specification of goods and services must be submitted within 2 months from the filing date.

To obtain the date of filing, it is necessary to provide the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office with:
- request to register a trademark;
- name and address of the applicant;
- representation of the trademark;
- list of goods and service for which trademark protection is sought;
- priority data (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 may be submitted within 30 days from the filing date. Legalization or Notarization is not required.

The convention priority can be claimed within 2 months following the date of filing in Hungary.

  • Examination, publication and opposition of a trademark application in Hungary

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office conducts formal examination, substantive examination and a search for prior trademarks automatically. The application shall be published in the official journal of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office at the earliest within one month after the search report has been sent to the applicant. The opposition may be filed within three months after the publication date.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The term of trademark protection is 10 years from the filing date. The duration may be renewed for further periods of 10 years. An application for renewal shall be submitted during the last year of the trademark validity or within a grace period of six months after the expiry of the trademark validity alongside a payment of additional late renewal fee.

  • Duration of registration procedure

If the prosecution process goes smoothly, the average processing time of a trademark application is 7-9 months.

  • Use requirement

Trademarks may be subject to cancellation on the basis of non-use in respect of all or some goods or services within 5 consecutive years from the registration date.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

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

  • Note

Online Search Databases: Hungarian trademarks, TMview, International Trademarks.

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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