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

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

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:

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 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
Who can contest my trademark registration?

The registration can be opposed by: 

  • Interested parties
  • Owner of earlier rights
  • Licensees
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


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
How long is the opposition period?

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

Is Hungary a member of the Madrid System?

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

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

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

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