Industrial Design Application Filing Fees
Fees associated with filing an industrial design application in Hungary as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.
Multiple industrial design application
Multiple design applications (up to 50) may be filed in Hungary.
Minimum industrial design application filing requirements in Hungary
The official language of the proceedings before the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office is Hungarian.
To obtain the date of filing, it is necessary to provide the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office with:
– request for a design registration;
– applicant’s details;
– representation of a design;
– priority document (if applicable).
The original Priority Document shall be filed within four months after the date of filing.
A simply signed Power of Attorney must be submitted to the HIPO.
It is necessary to file the Assignment Deed certifying the applicant’s right to apply.
Convention priority should be claimed within 6 months after the priority date.
Analysis of an industrial design application in Hungary
Design applications in Hungary are examined automatically by the Office. The examination process includes a formal and substantive examination. The Office will also conduct a novelty search and send the results to the applicant.
Novelty grace period for application
In Hungary, the novelty grace period of 12 months is stipulated for the following disclosures:
– the disclosure resulted from abuse concerning the applicant or his legal predecessor;
– the disclosure was made by the applicant, his predecessor, its title, or a third party if the information was provided by the applicant or his predecessor in title.
Besides, a disclosure would be disregarded if the design was disclosed to a third person under the conditions of confidentiality.
Grant, validity term, and industrial design renewal fees in Hungary
No official grant fee is to be paid, further to the application fee. A registered design in Hungary is valid for five years from the date of filing. Design registration may be renewed four times for further periods of five years with the maximum protection period being 25 years from the filing date. The request for renewal shall be filed within 6 months before the expiration of the validity term or within a further grace period of six months.
Duration of the industrial design application registration procedure
If the prosecution process runs smoothly, design registration takes an average of 8 months.
Representation by a patent attorney
For foreign applicants not residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), it is necessary to perform a design registration procedure through an agent, a registered Hungarian attorney.
Online Search Databases: Hungarian Designs, Designview.
If you have any queries related to the design patent registration in Hungary, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.