Katalin Szamosi is the managing partner and president of SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys.
Ms Szamosi is a board member of the National Board Against Counterfeiting, the Hungarian Association for Innovation and the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright. She is vice president of the Hungarian Trademark Association and a committee member of the International Trademark Association, the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International League of Competition Law and the Licensing Executives Society.
Her practice areas include advice and contract drafting in technology transfer matters; contentious patent, trademark, industrial design and copyright-related matters; representation before the EU General Court; arbitration in domain disputes; mediation; and advice on consumer protection and antitrust matters.
Ms Szamosi is frequently invited to speak as a guest lecturer at Hungarian and international events, resulting in numerous publications in international professional journals and bulletins. Ms Szamosi also participates in organising conferences, round-table discussions and international symposia in Hungary – she is a member of the organising committee for the ECTA annual meeting in Budapest, 2017.
Ms Szamosi is the leading attorney in Simba Toys GmbH & Co KG v EU Intellectual Property Office and serves as global IP counsel for Rubik’s Brand Ltd.
- Eötvös Károly (2002) from the Budapest Bar
- Award for Competition Culture (2008) from the president of the Hungarian Competition Authority
- The Jedlik Ányos Prize (2014) from the Hungarian IP Office
- Leading Individual (2015) by the Legal 500
- Leading Individual (2015) by the WTR 1000
- Leading Individual (2015) by the IAM Patent 1000
SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys
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Designs 2016: A Global Guide
Hungarian design law accepts the overlap of different protection regimes for the same product. Thus, as well as industrial design protection, parties acquiring or enforcing design rights may make use of trademark and copyright protection and unfair competition law.
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