Patent Law

Patents guarantee legal protection for inventions by creating a more favourable position on the products and technologies market for patent holders in relation to their competitors.

In Hungary, valid patents can be secured by way of national or EU application or such as may be filed in the scope of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), provided such an application and the notified invention comply with the statutory requirements. Acquiring foreign rights can be initiated by applications to national offices, and additionally at European level in the case of the European Patent Convention’s (EPC) member states. Applications may be filed directly or in the Patent Cooperation Treaty’s (PCT) framework, and protection is established as the result of the respective licensing procedure being conducted at the competent body.

SBGK’s patent clerks have ample experience in the area of proceedings applicable to securing legal protection for inventions created in every field that is a part of the technical innovation process. This activity includes consulting in the innovation process, drafting Hungarian patent applications, filing them with and representing them at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, as well as the filing and direct representation of international (PCT) and EU patent applications. SBGK’s activity extends to representing and case processing for foreign patent applications, furthermore the assertion of granted European Patents in Hungary. Case processing for the patent applications of Hungarian and foreign clients outside Hungary, primarily in front of the European Patent Office or any other country’s respective authority is also among our range of activities.

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