Hungarian IPO Expands Trademark Electronic Filing System
The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) has recently improved its trademark electronic filing system. As of March 1, 2011, nearly all trademark prosecution matters, such as requests for official registry excerpts, changes of registered information and accelerated proceedings, can be requested electronically.
The HIPO now also notifies parties about its decisions electronically and regularly updates its online register. The system can now generate official trademark registry excerpts in a secure electronic format and send them to the rights holders.
Prior to this change, the HIPO only accepted trademark applications and renewals in the electronic form, while all other documents had to be filed in hard copy. The online register was unofficial and was not updated regularly.
In spite of these improvements, the HIPO will still continue to accept all the above-mentioned requests in hard copy.
For more information, please contact Masa Lopicic at our Balkan Regional Office.
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