Contracting state

Hungary

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 84/L PA
Art. 3(7) FeeDecr

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

HUF

1st

17 600

2nd

17 600

3rd

17 600

4th

88 000

5th

110 000

6th

148 500

7th

148 500

8th

148 500

9th

148 500

10th

148 500

11th

148 500

12th

148 500

13th

154 000

14th

154 000

15th

154 000

16th

154 000

17th

159 500

18th

159 500

19th

165 000

20th

165 000

 


Art. 3(7) FeeDecr

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Anniversary of date of filing

(b) 3 months from due date

If the first renewal fee is due within 3 months of the publication of the mention of grant in the Euro­pean Patent Bulletin, the renewal fee may be paid within said 3 months without a surcharge.

Renewal fees which – in the case of revocation of a European patent as a result of an omission or a decision reviewed by the Enlarged Board of Appeal – would have been due after the revocation, may also be paid within a grace period of six months from the communi­cation of the decision re-establish­ing the rights or re-opening pro­ceedings before the Board of Appeal.

(c) Payment may not be made more than 2 months before due date.


Art. 23, 84/L(2), (3), 115/M(3) PA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date (the first 3 months without surcharge)

(b) 4th, 5th and 6th month: 50%


Art. 23, 115/M PA

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes, but not binding

(b) One payment reminder issued before the due date and another during the period of grace

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) No, however, request for restora­tion of patent protection is possible

(b) Within 3 months of the end of the period of grace if double the amount of that year's renewal fee is paid within that period


Art. 40 PA
Art. 9(4) FeeDecr

6

Appointment of a national professional representative for

(a) payment of fees

(b) communication of a reminder of non-payment

(c) proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum

 

Unless an international treaty provides otherwise, foreign applicants whose perma­nent residence or seat is not in the territory of the EEA must appoint a professional representative who is entitled to act before the HIPO.

This professional representative does not have to be a national professional representative but must be domiciled in the EEA.


Art. 51(1), (4) PA

7

Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees

 

Publication in the official gazette of the HIPO, the "Szabadalmi Közlöny és Védjegyértesítő"

Entry in the patent register (available also from the HIPO website)


Art. 54, 56 and 56/A PA

* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.

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