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Mihály Lantos MSc.
Deputy Managing Partner
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Electrical Engineer and Engineering Economist

Mihály Lantos has more than four decades of experience in the field of intellectual property rights and enforcement, including protecting new solutions in Hungary and abroad by means of patents and utility models, protecting and enforcing trademarks and designs, and providing strategic consulting and legal representation with respect to actions against the unlawful use of intellectual property. His considerable experience covers proceedings before both the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office, including prosecuting rights and initiating opposition proceedings, as well as prosecuting and protecting rights abroad through foreign representation. He has substantial experience in trademark and design matters in proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), both in prosecuting rights, and attacking and defending rights by means of opposition- and cancellation proceedings, and anti-counterfeiting suits. He is well versed in representation in competition law proceedings initiated over slavish copying and passing off, and domain name litigation, as well as, within the scope of the utilisation of intellectual property rights, in litigation over inventor royalty fees, licensing matters, drafting agreements and conducting licensing negotiations in both national and international transactions.

Mihály has been working for and a shareholding partner in Danubia Patent and Law Office and its predecessor company since 1972. He served as Managing Partner between 1990 and 2011, and currently holds the position of Deputy Managing Partner.

He has been a Hungarian patent attorney since 1974 and a European patent attorney since 2003.

He graduated as an electrical engineer, specialising in telecommunications and broadcasting, from the Budapest University of Technology, before going on to qualify as an engineering economist at the same university.

Mihály Lantos is a recipient of both the Ányos Jedlik Prize and the Tibor Somlai Award, and has also been awarded the Commemorative Medals of the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright and the Hungarian Trademark Association in recognition of his outstanding work and achievements.

Language Skills:
English and German

Professional Memberships
» EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office) Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) and head of one its chambers
» Body of Experts on Industrial Property
» Hungarian Trademark Association – Vice President
» MIE (Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright)
» LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) Hungarian Group
» INTA (International Trademark Association)
» NBAC (Hungarian National Board Against Counterfeiting)
» Member of Patent Attorneys’ Examination Committee for many years and spent 25 years as President of LES (Licensing Executives Society) Hungary
Principal Areas of Expertise
» Electricity, electronics, measurement technologies, instruments, medical devices, IT devices and systems, communications, sports equipment, mechanical equipment and machinery, road construction, road- and building structures, and weapons