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Gyorgy Pintz

Born in Budapest, Hungary, a graduate of the Technical University Budapest, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked several years in engineering, representing manufacturers in different branches of industry. He is the inventor of several inventions. He earned a M.S. degree in economics and worked as management consultant on the field of technical development and protection of intellectual property. He is a European-Engineer (degree of Feani, Brussels). He is married and has four children. Hobbies: table tennis, skiing, alpinism. Languages: Hungarian, English, German. He is a registered Hungarian Patent Attorney since 1983. His degree in patent law earned at ELTE University of Science, Faculty of Law in 1986. He is an expert in patent and trademark law. He is a lecturer of protection of IP rights at PPKE University Budapest, Faculty of Law, and co-author of the university-published textbook “Intellectual Property Law”. He is a European Patent Attorney and a European Trademark and Design Attorney. He was a member of the Hungarian IP Protection Council (Advisory Board of the Hungarian Patent Office). He is the vice president of the Consulting Body of Hungarian Internet Providers; and  member of the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright; Hungarian Trademark Association; AIPPI, INTA and other international organizations. He is the president of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Association. He was the first Hungarian expert who was invited to the EPO Standing Advisory Committee.

EDUCATION:

  • Patent lawyer (ELTE University, Faculty for Law, Budapest, 1982 – 1984)
  • M.Sc. Mechanical engineer (Technical University, Budapest, 1975 – 1980)
  • M.Sc. Economist (BMGE University, Budapest, 1985 – 1987)
  • European-engineer (degree of FEANI-EU, Paris-Brussels, 1997)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Founder of Georg Pintz & Partners Patent, Trademark and Law Office (1996 – )
  • Member of the European Patent Office Standing Advisory Committee (2015)
  • President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Association (2013 – )
  • Vice President of the Legal Consulting Body of Hungarian Internet Providers (2011 – )
  • Owner and chief editor of the European Trademark Portal: trademark.eu (2008 – )
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (2006 – 2010)
  • European Patent Attorney (2003 – )
  • Hungarian Patent and Trademark Attorney (1983 – )
  • Representative at Hungarian Patent and Trademark Litigation Courts (1983 – )
  • Austrian Patent and Trademark Attorney (2012 – )
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney (2004 – )
  • Prosecution representative at German, Danish and British Intellectual Property Offices (2010 – )
  • Domain name arbitrator (2010 – )
  • Teaching law of patent and trademark at the PPKE University, Faculty for Law, Budapest (1995 – 2005)
  • Independent patent attorney and expert in intellectual property, complex technical, economical, financial, legal, marketing consultation of management, especially in the field of technical development; project leader of EUREKA (Research & Development Cooperation of EU); inventing activity (1986 – 1995)
  • Scientific scholarship: Technical University of Graz, Austria (1984)
  • Chief engineer of investments at the largest Hungarian plastic manufacturing company (1984 – 1986)
  • Designer: sanitary engineering, plastic manufacturing machinery, solar collector, internal combustion engine (1980 – 1983)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • EPI
  • INTA
  • AIPPI
  • IPO
  • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright
  • Hungarian Trademark Association
  • Hungarian Intellectual Property Association (President)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Over 20 publications in the field of science
  • Numerous publications in the field of intellectual property
  • Editor of the Hungarian IP blogs

BOOKS:

  • Hungarian Patent and Trademark Law Book (Academy Press, 2005)
  • The Mark of Success (branding, trademark, domain, CTM, 2010)
  • Intellectual Property Law – University textbook (co-author, PPKE Faculty for Law 2011)
  • The Patent of Success (inventions, European Patent, Unitary Patent, 2014)

Languages:

  • Hungarian
  • German
  • English