Patent

Hungary

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Patents shall be granted for any inventions in any field of technology that are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
N/A
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
31 Months
Extended Deadline
3 Months
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
10 Years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
Supplementary Protection Certificate for Pharmaceutical Patents : 5 Years

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process; Purpose limited product claims are also accepted
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Hungarian
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
4 Months
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed
Deed of Assignment
Signed
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified (Translation is needed only upon separate official invitation)
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
No
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
6-18 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
2 Months (minimum)
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2-6 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
2-6 Months
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
2-6 Years
Deadline to File the Reply
2 Months (minimum)
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2-6 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
Depends on the Examiner
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
After 18 Months from the Priority Date
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
2 - 4 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A