Intellectual Property in the New Civil Code of Hungary

  • Gábor FaludiEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 63)


The new Civil Code of Hungary maintained the direct connection to the special intellectual property (IP) acts by a simple provision on the subsidiary application of the Code to all civil law matters that are not provided for in the IP acts. The new code gave up the comprehensive protection of all miscellaneous intellectual creations that do not fall within the scope of the IP acts based on well-founded arguments, and reconsidered the approach to the legal protection of know-how in light of the TRIPS Agreement. The know-how is no longer a type of intellectual creation but a subcategory of trade secrets that are, in turn, a subcategory of issues protected by personality (privacy) rights.


Civil Code Subsidiary Application Intellectual Creativity TRIPS Agreement Comprehensive Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Law DepartmentELTE Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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