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Hungary: intellectual property documentation

The following is a detailed list of Hungarian patent documentation held within the British Library's intellectual property collection. 

Material on this list may only be available in Hungarian. We cannot translate items for you.

See also Austria for German-language material published pre-1918 relating to IP in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Intellectual Property stock locations

IP Open Access: Always available in the Business & IP Centre

IP Reserve South: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in typically 1-3 hours

IP Reserve North: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in 48+ hours. If a nine-digit number is shown under "location", these can be ordered for use in the Centre by registered readers through Explore the British Library. Please type the number into the Explore search box to rapidly retrieve the record.

IP Reserve Material cannot be ordered for same-day delivery after 16:00. Sometimes the service may not be available all day on Saturday due to staffing. Some Reserve Material may not be available at times due to stock movements. Please contact us before your visit to check.


Szellemi Tulajdon Nemzeti Hivatala


Patent specifications

Specifications: (B specs)204000 - 226777CD/DVDIP Reserve North
 184601 - 205922PaperIP Reserve South
 5792 - 184600PaperIP Reserve North (015268698)

Patent databases

e-Kutatás (database, all Hungarian IP)1896 - to dateOnline
e-Nyilvántartás (register, all Hungarian IP)currentOnline
PRECES ACCESS1997 - 2009CD/DVDIP Reserve North

Indexes and abstracts

English Abstracts of Specifications (as individual one-page documents with translated front-page data)87998 - 203823PaperIP Reserve South
Sazbadalmi Közlöny ("Telges" abstracts of applications from 1961)1961 - to datePaperIP Reserve North
Derwent World Patent Abstracts (Sections P-X)1975 - 1998PaperIP Reserve North
Patent Indexes (name and subject)1892 - 1894PaperIP Reserve South

Official Journals

Szabadalmi Közlöny (official journal with annual name and subject indexes until 1997.  Trade marks included from 1950, with indexes from 1954, designs included with indexes from 1961)March 1996 - to dateOnline
 1896 - 2005PaperIP Reserve South
Ungarische Gewerbeschutzberichte (German-language official journal)1930 - 1941PaperIP Reserve South

Miscellaneous patent publications

Iparjogvédelmi Szelme (articles on IP)1993 - 2005PaperIP Reserve South
Az Europai Szabadalmi Egyezmeny1993PaperIP Reserve South
Szabadalmi Közlöny Melleklet1940 - 1943PaperIP Reserve South
Kir Szabadalmi Hivatal-Jelentés1896 - 1906PaperIP Reserve South

Trade Marks

Kozponti Védjegy-Értesítő (trade mark journal with annual name index)1906 - 1948PaperIP Reserve South
(later in combined official journal)

Registered designs

(in combined official journal since 1961)