INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Intellectual property includes inventions, literary and artistic works, and commercial designations that are under legal protection. The ultimate aim of this legal protection is to strike a balance between the interests of the creator of the intellectual product and the constantly evolving scientific-artistic life that supports innovation.
Intellectual property protection is based around two main areas:
Industrial property protection provides legal protection for intellectual property of a technical nature and for marks distinguishing goods and services.
In order for legal protection to be effective, it is always necessary for the intellectual property that is the subject of industrial property protection to be officially registered.
The other major area is copyright, where, unlike industrial property protection, registration is not required for legal protection to exist as copyright automatically protects copyrighted works from the moment the work is created. Although registration with an authority is not required for the existence of protection in the case of copyright works, it is of great importance in a subsequent argument if the author requests the voluntary registration of their work at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (SZTNH). The certificate issued by SZTNH serves to prove that the registered work has already been created with the content at the given point in time.
Copyrighted works are eligible for legal protection based on their individual, authentic nature. Copyright mainly protects literary, scientific and artistic works, but this protection also extends to certain types of work, such as software and databases.
How I can assist you on the field of intellectual property law?
- legal counselling on the registration of national, international and EU trademarks;
- trademark research by inspection of the official registries;
- representation in proceedings before the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office;
- reviewing of intellectual property related agreements and enforcing claims in the event of copyright infringement.