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Frequently Asked Question
Is Hungary a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Hungary is a party to international treaties, Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement.

Does having a registered trademark in Hungary afford me any right?

It is mandatory to register a trademark to secure ownership and legal rights.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

No. It is not a requirement to present a periodic statement of use.

How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period opens at the date of publication and closes 3 months after that date.

Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. The owners of a registered trademark establish these rights: 

  • Exclusive right to use the mark
  • Right to object to later conflicting applications
  • Right to appeal against conflicting registrations to be cancelled
  • Right to take a legal action against anyone that infringes the mark
  • Right to demand for payment from third parties that infringed the mark
  • Right to license and authorize third parties to use the mark
  • Right to appeal for the seizure of importation of fake goods
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

A registration can be cancelled on the following grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Bad faith
  • Unsatisfied use requirements under Section VIII.A
  • Marks banned in Hungary
  • Use of mark in a deceitful manner
  • Inclusion of a public badge or emblem
  • Contradiction with moral principles and public policy
  • Use of a geographical indication
  • Mark is common or generic
  • Personal name rights
  • Registered design rights
  • Trade name rights
  • Use of protected armorial bearing, flag or emblem
  • Mark is functional, not distinctive, misleading, deceptive, disparaging, or deceptive

 

Who can contest my trademark registration?

The registration can be opposed by: 

  • Interested parties
  • Owner of earlier rights
  • Licensees
What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Applications can be opposed on the following grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Conflict with a notorious mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a trade name
  • Registration using the agent’s name
  • Conflict with a company name
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with a personal name
  • Conflict with an unregistered similar mark that was used at an earlier time
  • Bad faith
Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. This jurisdiction does not mandate applicants to use the mark before filing the application for registration.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The trademark office of Hungary has a website. It can be accessed at this URL: www.hipo.gov.hu

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