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Gusztáv Bacher is the head of Szecskay Attorneys at Law’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He specializes in civil law, competition law, intellectual property law and litigation.

 

In the area of ​​intellectual property, he has considerable experience in enforcement proceedings, before HIPO and EUIPO, and in domain dispute resolutions. He continuously provides legal advice to clients in developing their intellectual property strategy (e.g. creating a trademark portfolio). He regularly conducts intellectual property audits related to M&A transactions. He is involved in licensing contracts, research contracts, R & D collaboration agreements and know-how transfer agreements, including agreements between the business sector and the academic sector.

 

In the field of commercial law, he has extensive experience in concluding distribution and franchise contracts, considering their compliance with competition law.

 

Apart his work as a lawyer he is also active in academic life: he regularly publishes articles, teaches at Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest) and gives presentations at various professional conferences.

 

He is fluent in English and German.

  • Gusztáv Bacher "has broad experience and practical views, and his opinions are focused on the possible solutions", and he recommended for his "theoretical knowledge". 

Chambers Europe, 2016, IP

 

  • Gusztáv Bacher is a “talented professional with deep academic knowledge who is quick to understand the requirements of a case. He is precise, efficient and works at a fast pace. Brilliant in all fields of IP law, he is a particularly superb litigator.”

World Trademark Review (WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals)

Rankings:

 

  • Chambers and Partners, 2017, IP, Hungary (Individual and Firm): Band 1

 

  • TheLegal500, 2018, 2017, IP, Hungary (Individual): Leading Individual
  • TheLegal500, 2018, IP, Hungary (Team): Tier 1

 

  • IAM's The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, Gold Band 2016

 

  • World Trademark Review (WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals) - Gold Band 2017

 

Awards:

 

  • In 2015 he was presented with the "Eötvös Award" by the Budapest Bar Association
  • Winner of the ILO Client Choice award in the category of "Intellectual Property: Patents" both in 2013 and 2014

Competition Law Compliance Program

23. 01. 2018. Anikó Keller, Miklós Boronkay, János Vajda, Gábor Faludi Jr., Bence Molnár, Gusztáv Bacher, Judit Budai
Competition Law Compliance Program

Competition Law Compliance Program

23. 01. 2018. Anikó Keller, Miklós Boronkay, János Vajda, Gábor Faludi Jr., Bence Molnár, Gusztáv Bacher, Judit Budai

Advertisement Law Compliance Program

14. 02. 2018. Anikó Keller, Gusztáv Bacher, Miklós Boronkay, David Kerpel, Gábor Faludi Jr., Lilla Kiss
Advertisement Law Compliance Program

Advertisement Law Compliance Program

14. 02. 2018. Anikó Keller, Gusztáv Bacher, Miklós Boronkay, David Kerpel, Gábor Faludi Jr., Lilla Kiss

Bar Memberships:

 

  • Budapest Bar Association (since 2011)

 

Other professional memberships:

 

  • Arbitrator listed on the Roll of Arbitrators of the Permanent Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • International League of Competition Law (LIDC): President between 2012 and 2014, First Vice President (2010-2012), International Rapporteur on Comparative Advertising (2004), Secretary General (2007-2010)
  • Hungarian Competition Law Association, Vice-Chairman since 2015
  • AIPPI: Secretary General of the Hungarian Group
  • Ethics Commission of the Hungarian Advertising Association, Chairman since 2011
  • Member of the Presidium of the Intellectual Property Expert Committee and Copyright Expert Committee attached to the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (as head of the panel or member of the panel)
  • Amcham Hungary

Head of IP Committee of Amcham between 2008-2012

  • MIE (Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and copyright), Board Member since 2002
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Member of the International Sales Law Commission

  • The Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Member of the Hungarian Team

  • Association of Private Law Teachers (Hungary)

 

  • International Visitor Leadership Program (focus on protection of IP rights, organized and funded by the U.S. Department of State Office, 2010)
  • Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Munich, 2005)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), CEU, (International Business Law, 2001)
  • Post-graduate course on International Trade Law organized by the Asser Instituut at The Hague in 1999
  • J.D., Eötvös Loránd Faculty of State and Legal Science (1998, summa cum laude)
  • Studies at the Faculty of Law in Vienna (1997)