Intellectual Property in Hungary

Overview by
National Organizations
Magyar Szabadalmi Hivatal (Hungarian Patent Office).
Regional Organizations
European patent policy
World Intellectual Property Organization
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
year 1995. XXXIII. chapter XIV/C. paragraphs 115/D-115/L year 2006. law LVII.
Patents are protected for 20 years from the date of filing the patent application; an annual fee is required to maintain the patent. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Year 1997. law XI.
Trademark protection is granted for ten years,
may be extended by additional ten-year periods.
Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Gouvernment decree 266/2001. (XII. 21.) .
Valid for 25 years renewable once.  
year 1995. law XXXIII.
Gov decree 156/1999. (XI. 3.)
70 years after the death of its creator for patrimonial rights
50 years for the first publication and registration rights
Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Act No. XLVIII of 2001 on the Legal Protection of Designs
Industrial designs are protected for five years from the date of application can be extended up to a maximum of 25 years.  

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