FAQ

Written opinion

At the request of the applicant the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office shall draw up a search report supplemented with a written opinion

The written opinion – containing also reasons – is a preliminary statement whether the invention, taking into account the documents and the information cited in the search report, appears to meet the requirements of novelty, inventive step and industrial application.

The request for a search report supplemented with a written opinion shall be filed within ten months from the accorded filing date.

A fee shall be paid for a search report supplemented with a written opinion.

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office shall draw up the search report supplemented with a written opinion on the basis of the description, claims and drawings at its disposal on the last day of the fourth month from the filing date of this request and shall send it to the applicant within six months from the filing date of the request for a search report supplemented with a written opinion .

If the patent application meets the requirements for according a date of filing,  the filing fee and the search fee have been paid, the abstract and the drawings have been filed in Hungarian language and the claims are suitable for a proper novelty search, , the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office shall draw up, at the request of the applicant, the search report supplemented with a written opinion in an accelerated procedure.

The request for an accelerated procedure may only be filed together with the request for the search report supplemented with a written opinion; in such case the double of the fee for the request for the search report supplemented with a written opinion shall be paid.

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office shall draw up the search report supplemented with a written opinion on the basis of the description, claims and drawings at its disposal on the date of filing of the request and shall send it to the applicant within two months from the date of filing of the request.

If the applicant amends the patent application after sending the search report supplemented with a written opinion, a new request for a search report supplemented with a written opinion may be filed within ten months from the accorded filing date, in case of both the normal and accelerated procedure.

Neither the request for a search report supplemented with a written opinion, nor the request for the accelerated procedure shall be deemed to be filed until the prescribed fees are paid.