From January 1, 2011, European Patents can be validated in Hungary by filing just the Hungarian translation of the claims, if the patent specification is available in English.
Hungary is a member of the London Agreement and from January 1, 2011, European Patents can be validated in Hungary by filing just the Hungarian translation of the claims, if the patent specification is available in English.
With effect from January 1, 2012, the Patent Law has introduced an option for patentees to file the full Hungarian translation of the specification when the language of prosecution for the European Patent was English. When the language of prosecution was either French or German, the option of filing the full Hungarian translation has been available since January 1, 2011.
Furthermore, the recent amendment to the patent law allows the voluntary subsequent filing of the Hungarian translation of the specification in a separate step for cases where the validation was made using the English description with the Hungarian claims.
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