Body of Experts on Industrial Property
The measure of the scientific technological development, the requirements of the approximation of laws at the international and especially at the European Community level are a great challenge to the regulation of intellectual property rights. At the same time in the course of judicial review specific problems have to be solved; judgments have to be passed by applying legal regulations that are already available. Therefore it becomes necessary for the judge to ask the opinion of expert bodies, whose individual members have up-to-date knowledge on a given field when passing the judgment.
In professional questions arising in industrial property legal disputes, the courts and other authorities may request an expert opinion of the Body of Experts on Industrial Property (Body of Experts) at the Hungarian Patent Office.
Industrial property legal dispute shall mean any legal dispute concerning the enforcement of rights conferred by
a) patent protection, plant variety protection, utility model protection, design protection, topography protection, trademark protection and protection of geographical indications;
b) the protection due for intellectual creations protected by the Civil Code that are not governed by special legislation, that can be widely used by the society and have not become part of the public domain;
c) the protection due for persons as regards their economic, technical and management skills and experience (know-how), and
d) the protection due for the intellectual creations, skills and experience referred to in subparagraphs a)-c), against unfair competition and unfair manipulation of consumer choice, as provided for by the provisions of the Act on the Prohibition of Unfair and Restrictive Market Practices.
On request, the Body of Experts may, on commission, give an expert opinion in industrial property questions out of court as well. Industrial property question shall mean any question arising from the exercise of rights listed above.
The Body of experts shall give an expert opinion also on matters concerning the patentability of an invention kept secret and remuneration due to the inventor of a service or employee invention.
Ms Judit Hajdú (President)
Phone: +36 1 474 5516,
Fax: +36 1 302 3822
Dr. Krisztina Füzesi Cserhátiné dr. (Secretary)
Phone: +36 1 474 5921,
Fax: +36 1 474 5936
Edina Huszár (Assistant)
Phone: +36 1 311 4841,
Fax: +36 1 302 3822
Decree No 270/2002 (XII. 20.) Korm. on the Organization and Operation of the Body of Experts on Industrial Property
Correspondence, further information
H-1054 Budapest, Garibaldi u. 2.,
H-1374 Budapest, Pf. 552