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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Hungary

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
February 8, 1994Act No. VII of 1994 amending Industrial Property and Copyright Legislation

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 25, 1996Law No. LVII of 1996 on the Prohibition of Unfair Market Practices and Restriction of Competition (consolidated version effective as of January 1, 2007)
1994Act No. LIII. of 1994 on Judicial Enforcement (Extract)
1978Act No. IV of 1978 on the Criminal Code
1959Act No. IV of 1959 on the Civil Code of the Republic of Hungary

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
 Decree No. 71-2004 (IV.28.) of the Minister of Economy and Transport (GKM) on the Administration Service Fees in the Industrial Property Procedures before the Hungarian Patent Office
2007Government Decree No. 147 of 2007 (VI. 26.)Korm. on the Detailed Rules Concerning Electronic Filing of Certain Documents in Industrial Property Procedures (consolidated as of March 1, 2011)
2005Decree No. 19 of 2005 (IV. 12.) of the Minister of Economy and Transport (GKM) on the Fees for Administrative Services in Industrial Property Procedures before the Hungarian Patent Office (consolidated text as of January 1, 2011)
May 13, 2004Decree No. 19 of 2001 (XI.29) of Minister of Justice (IM) on the Detailed Formal Requirements of the Application for Design Protection
2004Decree No. 16 of 2004 (IV.27.) of Minister of Justice (IM) on the Detailed Formal Requirements of Trademark Applications & Applications for the Protection of Geographical Indications
2004Government Decree No. 371 of 2004 (XII. 26.) Korm. concerning Custom Action Against Goods Infringing Certain Intellectual Property Rights (consolidated text as of January 1, 2011)
1998Government Decree No. 87 of 1998 (V.6) on the Detailed Rules Concerning the Protection of Geographical Indications of Agricultural Products & Foodstuffs
1995Decree No. 76 of 1995 (XII. 29.) of the Minister of Industry and Trade (IKM) on the Patent Attorney Examination
1995Decree No. 78/1995 (XII. 29.) of the Minister of Industry and Trade (IKM) on Industrial Property Qualification
1969Decree No. 9 of 1969. (XII.29.) MM Implementing Act No. III of 1969 on Copyright (as last amended by Decree No. 24/1994. (XII.28.) MKM)

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
2009Act No. LX of 2008 on the Accession to the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
1999Act No. LXXXIII of 1999 on the Accession to the Protocol of 1989 relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
1973Decree Law No. 29 of 1973 on the Accession to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks
1970Decree No. 18 of 1970 on the Accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

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