DANUBIA Patent and Law Office

Danubia was established in 1949 by a group of eminent specialists, who through their work laid the strong foundations and ensured the sustainability of DANUBIA’s professional recognition and reputation for the coming generations, as well as the exacting standard of professional services we deliver. Prior to the first Hungarian patent law coming into effect in 1896 on the basis of the laws of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the predecessors of these founding members of DANUBIA had practised the vocation of industrial rights protection through family traditions. With DANUBIA being established during the era of nationalisation, the founding patent attorneys simply transferred their private practices and clientele to DANUBIA.

The high standards of DANUBIA’s patenting work were maintained within the framework of state ownership, and the experience we have acquired has afforded us the opportunity to train successive generations of patent attorneys.

The current period in the firm’s history began at the end of 1989 when the DANUBIA team of intellectual property experts acquired the DANUBIA trademark and ensured the seamless continuity of service as we sought to uphold our valuable heritage within the structure of the newly-established limited company. DANUBIA can therefore look back on a long and uninterrupted history stretching back some 70 years, during which time we have preserved and strengthened the leading role we play in intellectual property protection on the domestic Hungarian market.

DANUBIA makes reference to the Latin name of the River Danube. Rising in the Black Forest in Germany and flowing some 2,850km to its delta in the Black Sea, since ancient times the river has proven a defining channel of communication, linking the peoples of Western and Central-Eastern Europe who live along its banks. Today the River Danube connects the peoples of 10 different countries.

The wavy line running through the letter D in our logo represents those idea flows which stream towards us and with our care, attention and understanding, balanced and protected, continue along their natural course.

The firm has been using the DANUBIA name for 70 years now and we are proud that in that time we have been able to create a stream where creations of the human mind may forge ahead, safeguarded against copy and theft, within the secure bounds afforded by intellectual property rights. Our partners are first-class navigators on this river and carry out their work with the highest level of competence in prosecuting and protecting your rights. 

The most important aspect of how we work is our creative attention to detail; we understand and appreciate what you need and what you want, and, using the experience and knowledge we have gained over generations in both domestic and international jurisdictions, we strive to find the best solutions.

DANUBIA is also structured in such a way as to ensure the efficiency of our working practices. Our patent attorneys are divided into two sections according to their technical qualifications and fields of expertise; one handles cases relating to patent protection for pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotechnology, as well as for plant- and animal varieties, while the other section is tasked with mechanical, electrical and telecommunications, computing, IT and energy cases, and also handles cases relating to designs and utility models. 

Patent attorneys in each specialist area are organised into teams to ensure optimal performance of our tasks. We set great store by developing a relationship of mutual trust and confidence with all our clients and to this end we always appoint a patent attorney to head up each assignment we receive, while our organisational structure enables us to create bespoke working groups to handle specific tasks.

A team of highly qualified assistants, correspondents and other professionals ably supports the work of our patent attorneys and attorneys.

The requisite administrative management ensures all relevant official payments and obligations are settled accurately and in a timely manner. 

Patents and Utility Models

We advise on developing appropriate structures for collaborating with and employing local inventors, and on questions which may arise with respect to their remuneration
We maintain efficient and high-standard professional relations with the examiners and adminstrative staff of the patent office, from the application being filed to protection being granted, where we enjoy a high acceptance rate.
Our dedicated and highly experienced team of patent attorneys, uniquely qualified across all fields of science and technology, will prepare the necessary translation of the patent claims to the most exacting standards.
We play to one of our firm’s greatest strengths during court proceedings by creating a team of 2-4 specialists, incorporating the dedicated and talented legal practitioners of Danubia Legal.
Danubia subscribes to the major international databases, and our specialist patent attorneys all have extensive experience in conducting searches and preparing due diligence reports targeted to specified aims.

Trademarks and Designs

Our trademark experts are well versed in filing new EU trademarks and defending applications in light of any objections raised.
Prosecuting trademarks nationally takes advantage of the lower likelihood of applications being opposed and exposes trademarks to less vulnerability compared to the rights EU trademarks afford.
Status disputes, infringements, customs monitor-ing and enforcement through taxation authority, domain name disputes and other litigation proceedings constitute our key strength.
Our team of specialists conduct a wide range of trademark searches
We gladly undertake the renewal of trademarks, and recordation of different amendments and assignments for international clients.

DANUBIA Patent and Law Office LLC has been ranked number one in Hungary every year since 1997 for both our patent- and trademark services in the annual survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, part of the British Euromoney group, which ranks service providers by country and jurisdiction. The magazine awarded DANUBIA “Firm of the Year” in 2009, 2012 and 2019 and has ranked us in the top-tier in the “World IP Survey” every year for both our patent prosecution and patent contentious work, and our trademark prosecution and trademark contentious work. 

We have won the annual ACQ Law Awards on many occasions between 2009-2019 and in most years between 2011-2019 “Patents Law Firm of the Year” as awarded by Lawyer Monthly magazine Legal Awards; we have also won “Patent Law Firm of the Year in Hungary” every year between 2013-2019 in Global Law Experts “Practice Awards”.

Corporate INTL and Acquisition International journals have awarded us “Patent Law Firm of the Year” on numerous occasions.

The highest domestic award in Intellectual Property Rights is the Ányos Jedlik Prize awarded by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office. Among Danubia’s patent attorney partners who have received this accolade are Tivadar Palágyi (1998), Sándor Vida (2002), József Sipos (2007), András Antalffy-Zsíros (2008), Imre Molnár (2010), Mihály Lantos (2011), Ferenc Török (2013) and Árpád Pethő (2015).

Sándor Vida (2000), Éva Szigeti (2005) and Mihály Lantos (2010) have all been awarded the Prize for Hungarian Trademark Culture.

Mihály Lantos is also a recipient of the Grand Prize of the Hungarian Inventors’ Association (1999), a ministerial commendation and the Hungarian Heritage Award (2015) in recognition of his work.

Tivadar Palágyi has been awarded the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. He is an honorary member of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).

Sándor Vida is a recipient of the AIPPI Award of Merit and the MTESZ (Association of Technical- and Natural Sciences Societies) Commemorative Medal in recognition of his outstanding work and achievements.

Management

Dr. Árpád Pethő PhD.

Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Mihály Lantos MSc.

Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. Éva Szigeti LLD.

Deputy Managing Partner
Head of Trademark Department
Partner

László Bary

Chief Financial Officer
Partner

Dr. Gábor Harangozó PhD.

Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Ferenc Török MSc. LLB.

Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. István Molnár PhD.

Managing Director of Danubia IP Ltd.
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Patent Attorneys

Dr. Árpád Pethő PhD.

Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Mihály Lantos MSc.

Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. Gábor Harangozó PhD.

Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Ferenc Török MSc. LLB.

Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. István Molnár PhD.

Managing Director of Danubia IP Ltd.
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. Flóra Fehérvári PhD.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

(Mrs.) Boglárka Kmethy Gasparics MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Zsolt Lengyel MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Imre László Molnár MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

László Schläfer MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. Ádám Svingor PhD.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dóra Tepfenhárt MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Dr. Hajnalka Kompagne PhD.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Gábor Lezsák MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Patrícia Beregszászi MSc.

Trainee Patent Attorney

András Antalffy-Zsíros BSc. LLB.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Péter Erdély MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Tamás Farkas MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Tamás Gusztáv Sári MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

József Sipos MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Zsolt Szabó MSc.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Ervin Onozó MSc.

Trainee Patent Attorney

Miklós Sóvári MSc. LLB.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Trademark Attorneys

Dr. Éva Szigeti LLD.

Deputy Managing Partner
Head of Trademark Department
Partner

Dr. Sándor Vida LLD.

In-house Counsel
Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Miklós Sóvári MSc. LLB.

Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Partner

Judit Lantos

Attorney at law
Partner

Zsófia Klauber

Attorney at law
Partner

Nikoletta Bial

Attorney at law

Staff

Irene Wagner

Trademark Administrator
Partner

Adrienn Milvich

Trademark Search Coordinator
Trademark Administrator

(Mrs.) Ágnes Halasi Katona

Head of Patent Maintenance, Adminstration and Client Services Department
Partner

(Mrs.) Virág Kiss Balogh

Patent Administration Department, paralegal responsible for international patent maintenance

Csilla Galamb

Head of Secretary’s Office of Managing Partner
Patent Paralegal

Etelka Huber

Patent Administration Department, paralegal responsible for international patent maintenance

(Mrs.) Zsófia Loessl Tiborcz

Patent Paralegal responsible for online submission of European and international patent applications

(Mrs.) Zsuzsanna Béki Legéndi

Patent Administration Department, paralegal responsible for Hungarian pa-tent maintenance

László Bary

Chief Financial Officer
Partner

István Taczman MSc.

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Partner

Tamás Wölfl

Head of IT Department
Partner

We provide legal representation in intellectual property rights infringement and litigation in unfair market conduct cases.
You may turn to us in confidence throughout the entire life cycle of your pharmaceutical- and related products, whether you are looking to patent or distribute, or require advice on advertising law matters.
Whether you are looking to register or maintain a domain name or seeking advice on domain name disputes, we provide a full range of services.
We prepare industrial property rights contracts and advise on negotiations on all aspects of industrial property rights protection.
We assist in enforcement procedures relating to the infringement of copyright and neighbouring rights, ima-ge elements, as well as in AdWords disputes.
For more than 15 years Danubia IP has been the only service provider in the Hungarian market to list intellectual property valuation as its core activity, with assignments typically revolving around transfer pricing, M&A acquisitions and venture capital investments.
We assist in developing and implementing IP Policies with the aim of minimising legal risks, and protecting, enhancing and utilising intellectual property.
In the event we are advising you as the purchasing party in a transaction, as a client from abroad we will help you navigate local legislation and the approach to negotiating, and guide you through the entire negotiation process to the successful closure of the transaction.
We advise on and help you navigate the specific issues which arise uniquely in relation to industrial rights protection and intellectual property management.
We assist you in writing and managing industrial property rights tenders and represent you in R&D certification procedures, where we are well acquainted with the criteria for certification and the practices of the examiners.
Looking forward to receiving your enquiry

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 16, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
central@danubia.hu
+36 1 411 8700

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 16, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
danubiaip@danubia.hu
+36 1 411 8880
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 16, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
office@danubialegal.hu
+36 1 411 8875

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HOLIDAY HOURS

WE KINDLY INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 23 TO 29, 2019 AS WELL AS ON JANUARY 1, 2020

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office will be closed from December 24 to 29, 2019 as well as on January 1, 2020. All official deadlines falling on the days when the HIPO is closed, can be met on the following first  working day.

If there are any matters that require urgent attention during this time, please forward your instructions to us as soon as possible.