More Patent Validations and Utility Model Applications in Hungary in 2019

Jul 6 2020 - 14:18

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently published its annual report for 2019, which shows an increase in patent validations and national utility model applications, a stable number of national trademark applications, and a small decline in national design applications.

Namely, there was an 11% increase in the number of valid patents (from 28,677 in 2018 to 31,958 in 2019). This increase is mostly due to validated European patents, the number of which increased by 14% (from 26,092 in 2018 to nearly 30,000 in 2019).

35% of all valid patents are concentrated in the pharmaceutical sector. This is followed by the sectors of ‘other equipment’ (11%) and ‘instruments and appliances’ (nearly 9%).

The number of valid national trademarks remained stable (54,371 in 2019), while the number of international trademarks (under the Madrid System) in Hungary slightly declined, from over 87,000 in 2018 to 83,634 in 2019. In 2019, the EUIPO received 160,000 applications for European Union trademarks, valid in 28 EU countries, while the number of EU trademark registrations in 2019 was 140,000; both numbers represent an increase of over 5% in comparison to 2018.

The number of national utility model applications was 255 in 2019, representing a 13% increase over the previous year, while the number of registered designs decreased by 5% to 3,396.

Prepared by: Erika Farkas

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Source: HIPO website

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