HungaryAbout Validation in Hungary

This page contains information about European Patent Validation in Hungary, including the local regulations, and filing requirements.

  • London Agreement

    Hungary is a London Agreement country, but does not share an official language with the EPO.

    For this reason, Hungary is permitted to elect one of the three official languages of the EPO into which the patent Description must be translated, and to require the Claims to be translated into an accepted language.

    Hungary requires the Description to be translated into English - assuming the patent is not already in English - and the Claims into Hungarian.

  • Power of Attorney

    Prior To Validation?
    Copy / Original?
    General PoA?

    A Power of Attorney must be filed in favour of a locally appointed professional representative. This can be a specific or a general authorisation, the latter being recommended as it simplifies the procedure for future validations by the same applicant. If possible the Power of Attorney should bear a company stamp and indicate the position of the signatory (if applicable).

  • Translations

    For patents with a French or German language of proceedings, the Title, Description, Drawings and Sequences are required to be translated into either English or Hungarian.

    In all cases, the Claims must be translated into Hungarian.

  • Filing Deadline

    The validation must be filed within three months following the European Grant Date.

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