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Hungary

Primary Sources

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  • Act No. XXXIII of 1995 on the Protection of Inventions by Patents (consolidated text as of March 15, 2014)
  • Act No. XXXVIII of 1991 on the Protection of Utility Models (consolidated text as of April 1, 2013)
  • Act No. XLVIII of 2001 on the Legal Protection of Designs (consolidated text as of October 25, 2013)
  • Act No. XXXIX of 1991 on the Legal Protection of Topographies of Microelectronic Semiconductor Products (consolidated text as of January 1, 2012)
  • Act No. LXXVI of 1999 on Copyright (consolidated text as of January 1, 2007)
  • Act No. VII of 1994 amending Industrial Property and Copyright Legislation (2007)
  • Act No. LXXVII of 2001 amending Act LXXVI of 1999 on Copyright (2001)
  • Act No. XIX of 1998 on Criminal Proceedings
  • Law No. LVII of 1996 on the Prohibition of Unfair Market Practices and Restriction of Competition (consolidated version effective as of January 1, 2007)
  • Act No. I of 1996 on Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Act No. LIII of 1994 on Judicial Enforcement
  • Act No. IV of 1978 on the Criminal Code
  • Act No. I of 1973 on Criminal Procedures
  • Act No. IV of 1959 on the Civil Code of the Republic of Hungary
  • Act No. III of 1952 on Civil Procedure
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  • Decree 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
  • Decree No. 18 of 2004 (IV. 28.) of Minister of Justice (IM) on the Detailed Formal Requirements of the Application for Utility Model Protection
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  • Decree No. 20 of 1995. (XII. 26.) of the Minister of Justice (IM) on the Detailed Formalities of Patent Applications
  • Decree No. 76 of 1995 (XII. 29.) of the Minister of Industry and Trade (IKM) on the Patent Attorney Examination
  • Decree No. 78/1995 (XII. 29.) of the Minister of Industry and Trade (IKM) on Industrial Property Qualification
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  • Order No. I of 1979. (III. 24.) of the Minister of Justice on Court Proceedings in Industrial Design Protection Cases
  • Decree-Law No. 28 of 1978 of the Presidium of the Hungarian People’s Republic on the Protection of Industrial Designs
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  • Decree No. 1236 of 2016. (V. 13) on measures necessary for the dissemination of public sector software based on open standards and open source.
  • Directive 2011/77/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights, 2011 O.J. L 265/1.
  • DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, 2013/0402 (COD) PE-CONS 76/15, Brussels, 26 April 2016.
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  • AIPPI (2009). “Protection of Major Sports Events and associated commercial activities through Trademarks and other IPR”, Q.210, Hungary, Gusztáv BACHER, Tamás GÖDÖLLE, Enikő KARSAY, Áron LÁSZLÓ, Zsófi a LENDVAI, Eszter SZAKÁCS, András SZECSKAY and Éva SZIGETI.
  • AIPPI (2010). “Injunctions in cases of infringement of IPRs”, Q.219B, Hungary, Gusztáv Bacher, Gábor Faludi, Katalin Horváth, Zsófia Klauber, Imre Molnár, János Őri, Árpád Pethő, Eszter Szakács, József Tálas, Dóra Tepfenhart; Éva Ulviczk, 1.4.2010.
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  • AIPPI (2011). “Exceptions to Copyright protection and the permitted Uses of Copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors”, Q.216B, Hungary, Gábor Faludi, Zsófia Lendvai, Gusztáv Bacher, 23.3.2011.
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  • AIPPI (2012). “The use of prosecution history in post-grant patent proceedings”, Q.229, Hungary, Marcell KERESZTY, Daisy MACHYTKA-FRANK, Imre MOLNÁR, Tivadar PALÁGYI, Éva SOMFAI, 30.3.2012.
  • AIPPI (2013). “Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation”, Q.234, Hungary, Eva Szigeti, Judit Lantos, Zsofia Klauber, Tamas Godolle, Barnabas Mezo and Eva Ulviczki, 12.4.2013.
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