Bálint Halász

Bird & Bird - Hungary

Patent star 2022

Trade mark star 2022



Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

ICT & software

As a partner in Budapest, I advise on intellectual property, information technology and privacy and data protection matters for our national and international clients from various sectors including electronics, pharmaceuticals, retail and IT.

Over the years, I have developed extensive experience in relation to patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, unfair competition and customs measures. I have supported our clients in the protection and enforcement of their IP rights, including infringement litigation, anti-piracy strategies and alternative dispute resolution. My practice focuses on contentious litigation matters, as well as the management of our clients' IP portfolios.

My practice areas also include IT and privacy and data protection law, and in recent years I have also dealt with licence matters in the IT and life sciences sectors, and with issues of online reputation management.

As well as having a degree in Computer Science, I am currently completing my PhD at the Research Centre for Information and Communication Technology Law at the University of Pécs here in Hungary. In addition, I have published a number of professional papers on domain names and IT and IP-related issues in the legal press, including publications such as 'Infocommunication and Law'. I have also contributed to the 'Commentary on Hungarian Trademark Law', in which I wrote the chapter on domain names. As well as writing, I also lecture in IT and IP law at university level.

I joined the team here at Bird & Bird back in 2008 after having worked for four years at a Hungarian boutique law firm specialising in IP. Today, I am a member of the Budapest Bar, the Hungarian Council of Copyright Experts, the Hungarian Group of AIPPI, the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright, the Hungarian Trademark Association, the Hungarian Copyright Forum Association, Licensing Executives Society International and ITechLaw.

I speak English and German in addition to my native Hungarian.


Last updated 29th June 2020