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Lawyer

Annette Topor, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Industrial Property Rights, Patents. Member of Danubia.

Background

Topor, Annette was born in 1939 in Berlin, Germany.

Education

Engineers School Frederic Joliot Curie, Köthen, Germany (Master of Science, Chem.Eng., 1962). Spoken languages: Hungarian and German.

Career

Worked at Danubia (Budapest) specializing in Entitled to plead before the Hungarian Patent Office and Courts, including Supreme Court, in all IP matters. Admitted to the bar, 1981, Hungary. Registered Patent Attorney.

Danubia Patent & Trademark Attorneys, 1972. Member: Hungarian Association of Patent Attorneys. Hungarian Association for Protection of Industrial Property.

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Established in 1949 under the name of Patentbureau Danubia and has evolved into a professional corporation in 1989 with the new name of Danubia Patent and Trademark Attorneys. The firm has grown to be the largest IP firm in Hungary and probably in all of Central Europe.

The activities can be grouped in three main branches: Representing Foreign Clients in Hungarian Proceedings, Foreign Clients in Proceedings in Foreign Countries (mainly in Central and Eastern Europe) and Acting for Hungarian Companies to Obtain, Defend and Maintain Rights in Foreign Countries. Major International companies use Danubia as their Hungarian agent and also numerous foreign companies as a satellite office for their operation in Central and Eastern Europe. The firm has the broadest IP enforcement practice before Hungarian authorities, with more than 30 patent attorneys covering all fields of technology, three trademark lawyers and a total staff of 130.

There is a close cooperation between Danubia and the law firm of Bogsch & Partners. A four person management team including a managing partner and three deputies is elected every three years. The present team runs the firm until the end of 1996.

Membership

Member: Hungarian Association of Patent Attorneys. Hungarian Association for Protection of Industrial Property. International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.