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Intellectual Property — Hungary


SBGK Patent and Law Offices - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected IP practice with particular expertise in contentious mandates. Frequently handles trade mark portfolio management and patent filings and applications. Also well equipped to handle design, copyright and franchising matters across a variety of industry sectors, and additionally advises on data protection mandates.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's strength, with particular emphasis on its trade mark litigation capabilities.

Notable practitioners

A seasoned lawyer, Katalin Szamosi has a "strong reputation" within the IP arena. Sources particularly highlight her depth of knowledge and also comment that she is good to work with.

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Szecskay Attorneys at Law - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Eminent team of practitioners assisting with all aspects of IP law. Department boasts a prestigious clientele within the pharmaceutical industry, regularly assisting with patent litigation, and providing risk assessments. Also regularly advises on copyright infringement cases relating to music, literature and software.

Strengths Clients highlight that the lawyers are "well prepared and their timing is very good. They also make practical suggestions."

Another interviewee comments that the team is "very precise" and commends its expertise in handling international mandates.

Work highlights Advised Organix on opposing a trade mark application filed by Karlovarské minerální vody.

Notable practitioners

Gusztáv Bacher is an experienced practitioner and a "well-respected member of the IP community." He acts on patent, copyright and trade mark mandates and recently advised the high-end fashion brand Nanushka on cross-border trade mark applications. Sources note that he is a "very practical person" and a "tough negotiator."

Managing partner András Szecskay is a "very experienced" IP litigator who is well regarded for his work on trade mark and patent infringement cases.

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CMS - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Talented team well versed in handling copyright, trade mark and patent mandates. Also advises on domain name protection and acts on infringement disputes. Assists clients from a host of industries, including banking, TMT and consumer goods.

Strengths Clients appreciate the department's "thorough" approach, with one interviewee noting: "They look at all aspects of the case and do their research. Overall I find working with them a really positive experience."

Sources also commend the team for its "strong regional offering" adding that their approach is "diligent" and "systematic."

Work highlights Advised Coveris Rigid on a copyright infringement dispute with a market competitor.

Notable practitioners

Department head Dóra Petrányi is an IP specialist who represents both a domestic and international clientele across a variety of industry sectors. She is active in both trade mark and domain disputes and advised Samsung on trade mark and copyright enforcement.

Ágnes Sólyom is a senior associate acting on trade mark and copyright disputes, as well as providing advisory services. She is active across a variety of sectors, including technology and media, and regularly performs IP-related due diligence. Clients appreciate her ability to build strong working relationships, noting: "When something comes up she is always so helpful, she will sit down with me and discuss the issues and solutions, she is very good."

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Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established Hungarian practice specialising in IP. Draws on its patent and trade mark expertise to advise on litigation, prosecution, enforcement and IP searches. Also assists clients with matters relating to design rights. Regularly co-operates with Sár & Partners Attorneys at Law to expand its IP portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Éva Szigeti is a highly experienced IP practitioner with a particular focus on contentious mandates. Sources note that she is a "very good trade mark lawyer" and "very active within IP."

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Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Proficient team handling the full scope of IP matters, including contentious trade mark, patent and copyright concerns. Also assists multinational clients with domain name and registration disputes. New client wins for the team include Walmark.

Strengths Sources commend the team's multinational capacity: "They have an extensive IP practice that represents clients both abroad and from Hungary."

Work highlights Assisted Abbott Medical Devices with the management of its trade mark portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Zsófia Lendvai is an IP specialist who regularly acts for a multinational clientele on a broad range of IP matters. She regularly advises on copyright, trade mark and patent infringements, as well as domain name disputes. Sources remark that she is "very good" with a "broad knowledge of IP."

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Sár & Partners Attorneys at Law - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established boutique acting on a variety of contentious IP matters including copyright, trade mark and patent infringements. Boasts a multinational clientele spanning the pharmaceutical, entertainment and fashion industries and is well versed in handling unfair competition cases. Regularly acts on both litigation and arbitration and also works closely with Danubia Patent and Law Office.

Work highlights Represented Araz Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató and Avantgarde Hotel in a logo trade mark infringement case against fashion retailer ZARA.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Csaba Sár is renowned for his extensive market experience working on patent litigation. Sources consider him to be a "very reputable IP lawyer."

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Bird & Bird - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Adept team offering a broad range of IP services including handling trade mark, patent and copyright infringements. Also specialises in anti-counterfeiting and domain name disputes as well as handling parallel import issues on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Boasts an impressive clientele, acting for both international and Hungarian clients.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its responsiveness, noting: "They provide practical instructions and examples and we receive detailed explanations."

Work highlights Assisted SmartScale with risk assessment relating to the use of third-party trade marks.

Notable practitioners

Bálint Halász regularly advises international and domestic clients from the pharmaceutical and technology industries, handling infringement litigation, as well as advising on trade mark and patent applications and cancellations. One client praises his "knowledge and experience in contentious and non-contentious IP matters both locally and at EU level," adding that "he is business-minded and easy to communicate with."

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Oppenheim - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well versed in dealing with trade mark and design mandates as well as handling patent infringement cases. Assists a variety of multinational and domestic clients from the automotive, financial and energy sectors among others. Also adept in handling data protection concerns.

Strengths Sources highlight that the lawyers are "responsive and give practical advice."

Clients add that the department is "well connected" and the lawyers are "accessible and friendly."

Work highlights Advised Open Casting on copyright and advertising issues.

Notable practitioners

Áron László acts on a variety of patent and trade mark mandates, both contentious and non-contentious. He assists clients from a broad range of sectors, including fashion and manufacturing.

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Band 1

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gusztáv Bacher is an experienced practitioner and a "well-respected member of the IP community." He acts on patent, copyright and trade mark mandates and recently advised the high-end fashion brand Nanushka on cross-border trade mark applications. Sources note that he is a "very practical person" and a "tough negotiator."

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Band 1

SBGK Patent and Law Offices

From the Chambers Europe guide

A seasoned lawyer, Katalin Szamosi has a "strong reputation" within the IP arena. Sources particularly highlight her depth of knowledge and also comment that she is good to work with.

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Band 1

Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Éva Szigeti is a highly experienced IP practitioner with a particular focus on contentious mandates. Sources note that she is a "very good trade mark lawyer" and "very active within IP."

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Band 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Europe guide

Zsófia Lendvai is an IP specialist who regularly acts for a multinational clientele on a broad range of IP matters. She regularly advises on copyright, trade mark and patent infringements, as well as domain name disputes. Sources remark that she is "very good" with a "broad knowledge of IP."

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Band 2

Sár & Partners Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department co-head Csaba Sár is renowned for his extensive market experience working on patent litigation. Sources consider him to be a "very reputable IP lawyer."

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Band 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner András Szecskay is a "very experienced" IP litigator who is well regarded for his work on trade mark and patent infringement cases.

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Band 3

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bálint Halász regularly advises international and domestic clients from the pharmaceutical and technology industries, handling infringement litigation, as well as advising on trade mark and patent applications and cancellations. One client praises his "knowledge and experience in contentious and non-contentious IP matters both locally and at EU level," adding that "he is business-minded and easy to communicate with."

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Band 3

Oppenheim

From the Chambers Europe guide

Áron László acts on a variety of patent and trade mark mandates, both contentious and non-contentious. He assists clients from a broad range of sectors, including fashion and manufacturing.

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Band 3

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Dóra Petrányi is an IP specialist who represents both a domestic and international clientele across a variety of industry sectors. She is active in both trade mark and domain disputes and advised Samsung on trade mark and copyright enforcement.

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Up and Coming

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ágnes Sólyom is a senior associate acting on trade mark and copyright disputes, as well as providing advisory services. She is active across a variety of sectors, including technology and media, and regularly performs IP-related due diligence. Clients appreciate her ability to build strong working relationships, noting: "When something comes up she is always so helpful, she will sit down with me and discuss the issues and solutions, she is very good." 

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