Hungary Amends Official Fee Structure and Amounts for Trademark-Related Services

Feb 5 2019 - 13:16

On January 1, 2019, a new fee structure for trademark-related services entered into force in Hungary as part of a broader set of amendments introduced by Act LXVII, primarily intended to transpose the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 into national legislation.

Official fees have been lowered for services related to trademarks registered in one class only, but have increased for trademarks registered in two or more classes.

Filing and Renewal of Trademarks

Old filling and reneval fee structue New filling and reneval fee structue
Up to 3 classes EUR 252 (USD 286) 1 class EUR 202 (USD 230)
2 classes EUR 270 (USD 307)
3 classes EUR 371 (USD 420)
4 classes EUR 506 (USD 575)
Each additional
class over 3 classes
EUR 108 (USD 123) Each additional
class over 4 classes
EUR 135 (USD 153)
Late renewal fee Not applicable Late renewal fee EUR 101 (USD 115)

Filing and Renewal of Collective and Certification Marks

Old filling and reneval fee structue New filling and reneval fee structue
Up to 3 classes EUR 1,080 (USD 1,232) 1 class EUR 675 (USD 770)
2 classes EUR 742 (USD 846)
3 classes EUR 844 (USD 963)
4 classes EUR 979 (USD 1.117)
Each additional
class over 3 classes
EUR 108 (USD 123) Each additional
class over 4 classes
EUR 135 (USD 153)
Late renewal fee Not applicable Late renewal fee EUR 101 (USD 115)

The amounts for filing fees and renewal fees are the same, but while the restructured filing fees are effective as of January 1, 2019, the restructured renewal fees are to be applied to trademarks with expiration dates after June 30, 2019; for trademarks expiring before that date, previous fees will be applied.

While there was previously a grace period of six months from the trademark expiration date, during which no fees were charged for late renewal, the grace period has now been abolished and the late renewal of trademarks expiring after June 30, 2019 will be subject to an official fee of EUR 101 (USD 115).

Additionally, while trademark renewal requests could previously be filed 12 months before the trademark’s expiration, the earliest they can now be filed is six months before they expire.

Conversion of a EUTMs and IRs into Hungarian Trademarks

Finally, official fees have also changed for the conversion of European and international trademarks and trademark applications into Hungarian applications, in the following way:

European or International Trademark Application into a Hungarian Trademark Application

Old filling and reneval fee structue New filling and reneval fee structue
Up to 3 classes EUR 185 (USD 211) 1 class EUR 135 (USD 154)
2 classes EUR 202 (USD 230)
3 classes EUR 304 (USD 347)
4 classes EUR 439 (USD 501)
Each additional
class over 3 classes
EUR 108 (USD 123) Each additional
class over 4 classes
EUR 67 (USD 76)

Conversion of a European or International Trademark into a Hungarian Trademark Application

Old filling and reneval fee structue New filling and reneval fee structue
Up to 3 classes EUR 126 (USD 144) 1 class EUR 101 (USD 115)
2 classes EUR 135 (USD 154)
3 classes EUR 186 (USD 212)
4 classes EUR 253 (USD 289)
Each additional
class over 3 classes
EUR 54 (USD 62) Each additional
class over 4 classes
EUR 67 (USD 76)

By: Erika Farkas and Balázs Csányi

For more information, please contact hungary@petosevic.com.

Source: Hungarian national legal database, Hungarian IPO website

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