The amendment of Act XXXIII of 1995 on the protection of inventions by patents, adopted on 6 December 2010 by the Hungarian Parliament, regulates the National Intellectual Property Council, which - as a professional advisory and opinion-giving body - assists the President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") in performing his tasks.
At the request of the President of the Office the Council gives its opinion on the draft of comprehensive measures (programs, strategic plans, national and Community legal provisions, international agreements) concerning the protection of intellectual property. The Council participates in the elaboration of the national strategy on intellectual property protection, as well as monitors and facilitates its implementation.
The Council is a body consisting of not more than twelve members having industrial property, copyright and related rights expertise. The President and the members of the Council are elected personally by the President of the Office for a period of three years.
The Council functions according to the rules of procedure established by the President of the Office.
The provisions concerning the National Intellectual Property Council are contained in Act XXXIII of 1995 on the protection of inventions by patents.
Secretariat of the National Intellectual Property Council
H-1081 Budapest, II. János Pál pápa tér 7.
Phone: +36 1 474 5532
Fax: +36 1 331 2596