London Agreement Reduced Translation Costs of European Patents in Hungary
The London Agreement simplifies and reduces the associated translation costs by reducing, and in some instances eliminating, the translation required for validation of a granted European patent.
The London Agreement will enter into force in Hungary on 1 January 2011, and will then be in force in sixteen EPC contracting states*.
For European patents granted on or after 1 January 2011, no Hungarian translation of the European patent specification need be supplied if the patent is granted in English. A translation of the claims into Hungarian must however be supplied. If no English translation of the patent specification is available, applicants will have to supply a Hungarian translation.
The application of the of the London Agreement in Hungary will also apply to European patents amended in opposition, appeal or limitation proceedings which were granted before 1 January 2011 and amended in those proceeding on or after that date.
*Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom