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  1. After you have submitted your documents to the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, it will examine your application to check whether the it is in conformity with the conditions prescribed for according the date of filing, i.e. whether it contains the reference to the right to design protection, the data suitable for identifying the applicant, the representation of the design, the description of the product according to the design or the reference to the priority document, as well as whether the filing fee was duly paid.
  2. The Office will notify you about the accorded date of filing. If the date of filing cannot be accorded, the Office will invite you to remedy the deficiencies within thirty days. In the case where the deficiencies are remedied on deadline, the date of filing will be the day when the remedy is received. In a contrary case the application shall be regarded as withdrawn.
  3. Pay the filling fee. It shall be paid to the budgetary account of the Office by indicating the reference number and the function. Payment without a reference number is not effective. The Office may permit exemption from the design filing fee if the natural person holder of the right is unable to cover it owing to his/her salary-, income- and financial situation.
  4. If the design and the design application meet all requirements of the examination, the Office will grant protection for the subject matter of application after the expiry of at least one month from the date of publication. After granting the design protection, the Office will issue the Design Protection Certificate.
  5. The final design protection shall last for a period of five years calculated from the date of filing.


Required Documents[edit]

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Hungarian Intellectual Property Office
H-1081 Budapest,
II. Jnos Pl ppa tr 7.

Mailing address:
H-1438 Budapest, PO Box 415
Central phone: +36 1 312 4400
Fax: +36 1 474 5534
e-mail: [email protected]



Design protection shall be granted for any design which:

  • is new on a worldwide level and has individual character,
  • is not excluded from protection for some grounds for refusal.

The designer or his successor in title may apply for the procedure.


Schedule of fees concerning design applications


Design protection lasts for five years beginning on the filing date of the application.

Upon request, this term can be renewed for further periods of five years each, four times at the most. After expiration of twenty-five years from the filing date of the application, the protection shall not be renewable anymore.

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  • To obtain design protection in Hungary you will need to file a design application with the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, and an international application under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs.
  • Foreign applicants have to be represented by an authorized patent attorney or an attorney-at-law, having residence in the country. Domestic applicants are not obliged to have a representative, however, if necessary, patent attorneys help prepare applications.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Design protection: It grants legal protection for the appearance of a product. By means of this protection, the right holder can create or strengthen his position on the market.

When design protection is infringed:
In the event of the infringement of design protection, the right holder may institute proceedings at the court, and request

  • that the fact of infringement be declared,
  • an injunction that the infringer cease his infringement,
  • the restoration of the status prior to the infringement,
  • damages.

External Links[edit]

Hungarian Intellectual Property Office



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