Balázs Csányi

  • Head of Office - Hungary
  • Attorney at Law *

Balázs handles various contentious and non-contentious IP matters with an emphasis on prosecution and enforcement of trademarks before the Hungarian IPO and Hungarian courts. He is also well versed in domain dispute litigation and other Internet-related intellectual property issues. He also works with the Hungarian customs authorities on the surveillance, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods.

Balázs represents clients from a variety of industries. He recently advised well-known electronics, telecommunications and lead glass companies in cases of online and offline design and trademark infringement, while he also represented a leading direct selling beauty company in domain name infringement cases.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2017, Balázs worked at another Hungarian IP firm for 8 years handling all types of IP matters, primarily enforcement of trademarks, design and copyright. He also has substantial experience in the fields of corporate, real estate, communications and media law.

* Contractor

Practice Areas


  • Attorney at Law, Hungarian Bar Association, 2011


Native Hungarian, fluent English


  • University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, LLM in Information and Communications Technology Law, Pécs, Hungary, 2009
  • University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, LLB, Pécs, Hungary, 2006


  • INTA

Professional Activities

  • Panellist at the Hungarian Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum (deciding on domain name disputes in connection with the .hu ccTLD), 2023-2027


  • At PETOŠEVIĆ, Balázs Csányi is the man to call for counsel on internet-related trademark matters and domain names. WTR 1000, 2021

  • The “intelligent and dedicated” Balázs Csányi at PETOŠEVIĆ is a leader on internet-related trademark issues. WTR 1000, 2020

  • PETOŠEVIĆ’s new recruit Balázs Csányi comes into his own advising clients on complex domain-name disputes. WTR 1000, 2019

  • Rising star Balázs Csányi is a trademark and copyright maven whose courtroom performances never fail to impress. WTR 1000, 2017

  • Balázs Csányi has a natural flair for domain names and technical trademark cases. WTR 1000, 2015