Hungary Abolishes Patent Maintenance Fees for New Patents during COVID-19 Emergency

Oct 7 2021 - 10:07

On August 6, 2021, the Hungarian Government published Decree No. 474/2021 (VIII.6.) abolishing patent maintenance fees for the first three years of the patent protection period for national and European patents filed in Hungary on or after August 7, 2021.

This Decree will be in force during the coronavirus-related state of emergency in Hungary, i.e. until the date of expiry of Act I of 2021 on the Containment of the Coronavirus Pandemic, which will depend on the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Prepared by: Erika Farkas

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Source: Hungarian Intellectual Property Office website

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