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Patent Filing in Hungary

Hungarian patent may be obtained by national or European application or by an application submitted in the framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) provided that the application and the invention comply with requirements set out in laws and regulations.

In foreign countries patent may be obtained by application filed with the national offices or, beyond that, by a European application for the Member States of the European Patent Convention (EPC). The application may be filed directly or in the framework of Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Term of patent: 20 years from the date of filing of the international application. Patent Office: Hungarian Intellectual Property Office/European Patent Office


Paradigm to obtain a patent in Hungary:-
  • Filing of patent application
  • Search report
  • Request for Examination
  • Publication of the application
  • Compliance with the examiners office action
  • Acceptance (Notice of Allowance) or rejection.
  • Payment of the Issue Fees.
  • the first renewal fee is, in fact, paid already in the application phase, at the beginning of the third application year
Documents required for filing of Patent Application in Hungary

1. PCT National Phase patent filing

  • WIPO publication
  • International search report
  • International preliminary examination report (chapter II)
  • English, French or German translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney

2. Conventional patent Filing

  • complete specification
  • formal drawing, if any
  • certified copy of the priority document
  • English, French, German translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney
  • Hungary is automatically designated in a European regional/national phase filing.
  • Timeline for national phase entry in Hungary is 31 months
  • Timeline for conventional filing is 12 months from date of priority