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In today’s knowledge economy, your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your IP. With specialist IP lawyers throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), we have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies, often across the region or in several jurisdictions.

Leading multinationals look to CMS for an integrated, cross-border service to meet their global needs and/or deal with global trademark portfolios, as well as specialist advice and representation in individual countries. Working with CMS gives you invaluable access to knowledge of the CEE markets and regulators, both locally and regionally. We work together with you to find the best solutions for your business.

The team provides strong partner-level expertise, fast cross-border reactions covering several countries, and a customer-centric viewpoint.
Chambers Europe, 2016

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role.

We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as life sciences & healthcare, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and technology, media and communications. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, CMS' dedicated contentious IP experts can guide you through the litigation process.

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High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty in Hun­gary
Mi­crosoft Cor­por­a­tion: leg­al ad­vice as a cent­ral hub in con­nec­tion with copy­right roy­al­ties pay­able with­in Europe after blank devices and re­struc­tur­ing ad­vice for ef­fi­cient copy­right-levy man­age­ment.RTL Group (Ber­tels­mann Group sub­si­di­ary): day-to-day IP ad­vice in re­la­tion to en­for­cing rights to trade­marks and copy­rights; draft­ing prop­er IP agree­ments to be used with com­mer­cial part­ners. Re­cently we are as­sist­ing the cli­ent in a ma­jor pro­ject hav­ing highly sig­ni­fic­ant IP as­pectsMag­yar Telekom (a Deutsche Telekom sub­si­di­ary) and its af­fil­i­ate on day-to-day IP mat­ters, in­clud­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of wide range of copy­right and neigh­bour­ing right pro­tec­ted con­tents (tele­vi­sion chan­nels for dis­tri­bu­tion, tele­vi­sion pro­grams for broad­cast on the cli­ent's tele­vi­sion chan­nel, mo­bile con­tent for sale to the cus­tom­ers, con­tent for of­fer­ing via on de­mand ser­vices, pro­duc­tion of tele­vi­sion pro­grams, art­icles and oth­er con­tents to be pub­lished on the cli­ent’s web­sites).Part­ner in Pet Food on sig­ni­fic­ant IP ad­vis­ory re­gard­ing the ex­pan­sion of the cli­ent’s trade­mark port­fo­lio. Cur­rently we are rep­res­ent­ing PPF in two on­go­ing ma­jor European trade­mark op­pos­i­tion cases.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.

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August 2019
Are gamers be­ing ex­ploited?
22 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19's Im­pact on IP Leg­al Tim­ings
As in all as­pects of busi­ness, COV­ID-19 is im­pact­ing the world of IP and the po­s­i­tion is con­stantly chan­ging. To help you pri­or­it­ise and plan, the Glob­al IP prac­tice at CMS has put to­geth­er an over­view of COV­ID-19's cur­rent im­pact on pro­ced­ur­al timetables be­fore courts, na­tion­al in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fices and key in­ter­na­tion­al IP in­sti­tu­tions.
26 June 2020
CJEU an­nuls EUIPO’s trade mark in­val­id­a­tion of Louis Vuit­ton’s Dam­i­er Azur...
On 10 June 2020, the Gen­er­al Court of the CJEU (“GC”) pub­lished its de­cision on the Louise Vuit­ton Mal­leti­er (“Louis Vuit­ton”) case,[1] which relates to the valid­ity of Louis Vuit­ton’s fig­ur­at­ive...
10 July 2019
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty in Hun­gary
01 June 2020
En­larged Board to cla­ri­fy European Pat­ent Of­fice ap­proach to double pat­ent­ing
The European Pat­ent Of­fice Tech­nic­al Board of Ap­peal has re­ferred three leg­al ques­tions to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal. These ques­tions con­cern the al­low­ab­il­ity of double pat­ent­ing at the EPO, and will...
June 2019
CMS in Hun­gary 2019
CMS’ Bud­apest of­fice has been act­ive in Hun­gary since 1989. Our award-win­ning team of 75 law­yers ad­vises na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al or­gan­isa­tions on the full range of com­mer­cial law. Down­load our bro­chure to find out more about us.
29 May 2020
3D trade marks news: over­view of re­cent judg­ments in the Göm­böc and Ru­bik...
The in­ter­pret­a­tion of pro­vi­sions reg­u­lat­ing shape marks of­ten raises vari­ous doubts on both the EU and na­tion­al level, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing the con­di­tions un­der which re­gis­tra­tion of shape marks can be...
26 May 2020
European Com­mis­sion must ad­dress in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and AI
The Com­mit­tee on Leg­al Af­fairs (JURI) of the European Par­lia­ment has pub­lished three draft re­ports re­lat­ing to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI). This note is about the draft re­port on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty...
26 May 2020
European Pat­ent Of­fice COV­ID-19 pro­vi­sions - as at 25 May 2020
The EPO has re­cently is­sued fur­ther in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing or­al pro­ceed­ings be­fore ex­am­in­a­tion and op­pos­i­tion di­vi­sions and be­fore the Boards of Ap­peal. This art­icle sum­mar­ises all of the EPO’s COV­ID-19...
19 May 2020
Not Pat­entable – The end of the line for plants and an­im­als pro­duced by...
The highest ju­di­cial au­thor­ity at the EPO is­sued their opin­ion late last week in the con­tro­ver­sial G3/19 (Pep­per) case. Con­trary to pre­vi­ous de­cisions in G2/12 and G2/13 (To­mato/Broc­coli), the En­larged...
19 May 2020
High Court rul­ing con­firms SkyKick in­fringed Sky’s trade marks
On 29 April 2020, Lord Justice Arnold handed down his judg­ment in the High Court in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ings in Sky Plc v Skykick UK Ltd [2020] EWHC 990 (Ch).  The de­cision ap­plies the CJEU’s guid­ance...
18 May 2020
Boards of Ap­peal at the European Pat­ent Of­fice to re­sume hold­ing or­al pro­ceed­ings
The European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) Boards of Ap­peal have is­sued a new com­mu­nic­a­tion today ad­vising that, to a lim­ited ex­tent, the Boards of Ap­peal will re­sume hold­ing or­al pro­ceed­ings from Monday 18th May...