Trademark Registration in Hungary

Hungary Trademark Registration – How to Register and its Benefits

Why do you need a Trademark Registration in Hungary?

For getting for trademark protection in Hungary, you can go in for trademark registration in Hungary in two ways: You can request for registration in the whole of European Union by filling one single application. You can do this via the European Union Trademark that offers trademark protection in about 28 member countries of the EU. Another option is to apply for register for your trademark directly in Hungary.

A trademark attorney will usually process a trademark registration in Hungary by performing the following steps:

Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:

Before filing for trademark registration in Hungary, it is important to assess all probable challenges that could come in the way of the registration process. This Comprehensive Study of the trademark helps in making a list of all comparable trademarks (graphically or phonetically) that might conflict with the one selected by you.

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

The next step is that an attorney files your particular trademark registration in Hungary and fulfils all necessary steps in the Trademark Office for getting registration approval. After the trademark is filed, we send the filing report comprising of the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application.

Step 3: Trademark Registration Certificate:

After the trademark application is approved by the Trademark Office, the attorneys then complete all required tasks in order to obtain the registration certificate in Hungary. After the certificate is obtained, it is forwarded to your postal address along with a registration report that includes all details like the registration number, registration date and any special consideration that should be taken into account in Hungary.

Will I get any right after having a registered trademark in Hungary?

Yes. It is compulsory to register a trademark to get ownership and legal rights

On what grounds can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Trademark can be opposed on grounds of:
  • Proprietary rights
  • Similarity with a notorious trademark
  • Violation of copyright
  • Conflict with some trade name
  • Registration done using the agent’s name
  • Conflict with some company name
  • Conflict with an earlier registered design
  • Conflict with someone’s personal name
  • Conflict with an unregistered trademark, which is similar and was used at an earlier time
  • Bad faith

Is Hungary a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Hungary is a member of the Madrid Protocol and the Madrid Agreement

Is there any timeline or the approval of trademark registration?

The average timeline for approval of the registration is 10 months, provided no objections or oppositions happen.

If I register my trademark in Hungary, do I have protection in other territories?

No, the registered trademarks are protected in Hungary only.

What are the various kinds of trademarks permitted to be registered in Hungary?

Any sign that can be graphically represented and can set apart a product/service from its competitors can be registered:
  • Names
  • Slogans
  • Words
  • Sounds
  • Devices
  • Holograms
  • Trade dress
  • Colors
  • 3-D shapes
  • Post the trademark registration in Hungary, for how many years is it valid?

    The initial term of a trademark registration is 10 years.

When will I have to renew my trademark?

Subsequent renewals should be done every 10 years.

What would be the renewal date for a trademark?

The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Hungary is 10 years counted from the date of application filing.

What documentation is needed while renewing a trademark?

If the applicant’s residence is not in the EU, then a power of attorney is required.

Do I get a grace period after my trademark expires?

Yes, the grace period after the expiry of the renewal date is 6 months.

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