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Infringement of the mark MEDVE

The French Bongrain company is owner of 11 Hungarian national marks and a CTM one with the term and figure of MEDVE (BEAR) which is reputed and appreciated by the Hungarian public, considering good quality of the cheese for which it is used and for the long use of the mark.

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Burden of Proof Relies on the Party Requesting Revocation Based Lack of Novelty

The Metropolitan Court of Appeal in a decision of 03/03/2011 dealt with the question of proof of oral disclosure in the context of lack of novelty argued in a patent revocation proceeding. The Court ruling differs from the decision in parallel UK proceedings.

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Annual Report of 2010 of the Hungarian Patent Office

Budapest, 2011, p.99

The bilingual (Hungarian and English) Annual Report starts with the Preface of Dr. Bendzsel, President of the Office under the title: Dynamo and piano: new impetus for intellectual property. After short reports (with pictures) on Outstanding events of the year 2010 and "Achievements and successes" the Annual Report contains the following chapters:

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A sign that misleads in respect of geographic origin, cannot be registered

The sign PME LEGEND-AMERICAN CLASSIC was filed in class 18 by a British applicant, later assigned to a firm in Cyprus. The Hungarian Patent Office rejected the application with the consideration that the rule according to which a sign suitable to mislead directly or indirectly in respect of geographic origin is applicable in this case.

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Conference at the World Day of Intellectual Property

On 27. April 2011 the Licensing Executive Society Hungary, the Hungarian Trademark Association and the Hungarian Association for Industrial Property and Copyright organised a block of lectures. Namely:

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