European patent translation into Hungarian
For validation of a European patent in Hungary, it is necessary to provide the HIPO with the Hungarian translation of the claims within three months from the date of publication and mention of the grant of the patent in the European Patent Bulletin. If a patent has been published in German or French, it is necessary to furnish an English or Hungarian translation of the specification (title, description, claims, drawings) of the European patent within three months from the date on which the European patent has been published in the European Patent Bulletin.
An original of the signed Power of Attorney should be submitted if an applicant is represented by the agent.
European patent validation fees
The fees associated with the validation of a European patent in Hungary are available in the fee calculator.
European patent Maintenance fees in Hungary
Annual maintenance fees for a European Patent validated in Hungary become due only after the publication of the European Patent in the European Patent Bulletin. If the annual fee is due within 3 months after the publication, it can be paid within this period of 3 months after the publication without a surcharge. All subsequent annual fees should be paid in advance before the due date. The due date for payment of annuities is the anniversary of the filing date.
Representation by a European patent attorney
For patent applicants not residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), it is necessary to perform validation of the European Patent in Hungary through an agent, a registered Hungarian patent attorney.