Hungarian IPO Changes Name

Jan 20 2011 - 10:11

On January 1, 2011, the Hungarian IPO changed its name from the Hungarian Patent Office (HPO) to the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO), in accordance with the Act CXLVIII of 2010.

Apart from the usual intellectual property office tasks, HIPO will from now on handle the registration and supervision of the collective rights management organizations. Another novelty is that the Act now explicitly regulates HIPO’s operation of the National Board Against Counterfeiting. HIPO is also going to contribute to nation branding and promotion of traditional Hungarian products.

For more information, please contact Masa Lopicic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

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