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Miscellaneous

Nice Classification

The Office does not accept the following terms of the Class Headings listed below. This practice will enter into force for Hungary from February 1, 2014.

TERMS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE CLEAR AND PRECISE:

Class 6: Goods of common metal not included in other classes;

Class 7: Machines;

Class 14: Goods in precious metals or coated therewith;

Class 16: Goods made from paper and cardboard;

Class 17: Goods made from rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos and mica;

Class 18: Goods made of these materials [leather and imitations of leather];

Class 20: Goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics;

Class 37: Repair; installation services;

Class 40: Treatment of materials;

Class 45: Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.



PROPOSALS/POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (EXAMPLES FROM HARMONISED DATABASE) TO THE TERMS LISTED ABOVE.

Class 6: Construction elements of metal; building materials of metal;

Class 7: Agricultural machines; machines for processing plastics; milking machines;

Class 14: Works of art of precious metal;

Class 16: Filtering materials of paper;

Class 17: Rings of rubber;

Class 18: Briefcases [leather goods];

Class 20: Door fittings, made of plastics; figurines of wood;

Class 37: Shoe repair; repair of computer hardware; installation of doors and windows; installation of burglar alarms;

Class 40: Treatment of toxic waste; air purification;

Class 45: Personal background investigations; personal shopping for others; adoption agency services.

Representation before the Office

Local representation is required. Residents of the EU can act without a local representative provided that they use the Hungarian language before the Office. If the applicant is a foreign person whose domicile or residence is outside the European Economic Area, he is obliged to appoint an agent entitled to act before the Hungarian Patent Office.
List of local representatives.

Collective and Guarantee Marks

Requirements relating to national mark shall be applied mutatis mutandis.

Replacement

No specific requirements.

Transformation

The application fees for one class are 74,800 HUF, for the second and subsequent classes 32,000 HUF, reduced by 20,000 HUF. In case protection is already granted, the fee will be half of the aforementioned fee.
In the case of the conversion of a Community trade mark application into a national trade mark application, the amount of the filing fee specified in paragraph (1) or (2) less HUF 20 000 shall be paid. In the case of the conversion of a Community trade mark into a national trade mark application, the filing fee is half of the amount specified in paragraph (1) or (2).
As regards Article 11(9) of the Decree No. 19/2005 the fee for the transformation of an international registration into a national trade mark application is the amount of the filing fee specified in paragraph (1) or (2) less HUF 20 000, and in the case provided for in Article 76/Z(3) of Act XI of 1997 on the Protection of Trade Marks and Geographical Indications (hereinafter referred to as the "Trade Mark Act") the fee is half of the amount of the filing fee specified in paragraph (1) or (2).

Maintenance Requirement

Not required.

Licenses

Recording in the International Register of a trademark license related to an international registration has effect in Hungary.

Last updated on: January 10, 2014

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