Why patent in Hungary?

Hungary is in the heart of Europe. Having joined the European Union on the May 1, 2004, as the second biggest country of the enlargement, it has become the 9th biggest among member states. Here meets the West with the East, the North with the South. The country is not only geographically a meeting point, but also a centre of science and culture.

There is a good chance that one or two Hungarian invention lies in the pocket of every one of us.
  • A banknote,
  • a ballpoint pen,
  • a box of matches,
  • or maybe some C-vitamins?
The hologram strip of the banknote based on the invention of the Nobel prize winner D. Gabor, the inventor of the ballpoint pen is I. Biro, the safety matches were invented by J. Irinyi and A. Szent-Györgyi manufactured for the first time C-vitamins. To mention only a few among the most well known Hungarian names. Hungary contributed to the 20th century world history with a great generation of scientists. Many revolutionary ideas have burst out of Hungarian heads. The telephonograph is owing to T. Puskas, the helicopter to O. Asboth. J. Galamb as a chief designer constructed the legendary model-T of Ford Motor Company, while J. Neumann had significant innovations in connection with computers. Hungarian inventors are still active participants of the world of science also motoring the development of the country.

According to a recently published OECD research Hungary bears more than a quarter of the gross production comes from the so-called knowledge-based sectors of the economy (e.g.: pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, engineering). With this Hungary is ranked on the noble seventh position on the list of the world's most developed states (Financial Times 29/10/2001).

During the past one decade Hungary has become an economically open country where investors are welcomed with favorable terms.