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Hungary > Intellectual property Tier 1

SBGK houses a market-leading trade mark and patent disputes practice, representing a myriad of household-name brands such as Godiva Belgium, Red Bull and DIESEL in infringement, invalidity and opposition matters. The practice is also highly recommended for its non-contentious expertise in portfolio management, design and copyright and commercial matters. Manging partner Katalin Szamosi is an authority in all areas of IP, having 40 years of experience in this space. She is supported by Peter Lukacsi, an experienced litigator who is also well-versed in licensing and commercial arrangements. Trade mark attorney Gabriella Sasvári is also recommended. Adam Gyorgy is noted for being an expert in industrial designs and trade marks.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Szamosi

Other key lawyers:

Péter Lukácsi; Gabriella Sasvári; Ádám György.


‘We worked with Adám György. High quality service, very good contact, great experience in the field.’ 

‘SBGK is a great local law firm with a wide range of IP-related services and also with a great connection to the international field of law firms. Their online and tech skills have been great and made communication and review much easier. They provide professional services with high quality of legal advice and represent our company with fantastic approach and expertise.’

‘We are working with Katalin Szamosi and Ádám György. Both of them are well-known and established names in the IP circles and their work proves their reputation perfectly.’

Key clients

Aeron Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

Dám Kft. / Incababy Distribution Gmbh


Flowil International Lighting (Holding) BV

Godiva Belgium B.V./S.R.L.

Madison Rand Promotions SRL

Nanushka International Zrt.

Red Bull GmbH

Sunnei SRL / SNJ Holding Zrt.

Virtuosos Holding Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Sunnei, a famous Italian designer clothing and bag company, on the management of the entire trademark and IP portfolio.
  • Providing global portfolio management services to Nanushka International, a famous retail brand.
  • Represented Godiva Belgium in successfully filing an opposition to the Spanish firm’ application for PURE BEAUTY LADY GODIVA, in which the Hungarian IPO agreed that the name is too similar to Godiva Chocolates.

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

At SBGK, highlights included advising Amrest Hungary on data issues related to its newly introduced telemetry system, as well as assisting a media company with implementing its mobile device policy, known as a BYOD policy.  András György advises on GDPR compliance, preparation of internal personal data processing policies and also acts as counsel in audits conducted by the Hungarian Data Protection Authority. Krisztián Osztopáni is ‘a very well-prepared expert in the field of data protection, with very extensive and comprehensive knowledge.’

Practice head(s):

András György; Krisztián Osztopáni


‘Mr. Osztopáni is a very well prepared expert in the field of data protection with a very extensive and comprehensive knowledge. His approach is always practical, provides unambiguous, useful legal opinion. He is a great support to the company in ensuring the GDPR compliant operation.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advised the Edenred Group and its Hungarian subsidiary, Edenred Magyarország Kft, on the local implementation of HRIS by preparing a data protection impact assessment, privacy notice, and other issues, as part of its newly introduced recruitment tool.
Banking István Bajkai
Banking Renáta Tószegi
Competition Katalin Szamosi
Competition Péter Lukácsi
Consumer protection, advertising and media Andrea Nagy
Consumer protection, advertising and media András György
Copyright, art law and cultural property Enikö Karsay
Copyright, art law and cultural property Katalin Szamosi
Corporate and M&A István Bajkai
Corporate and M&A Máté Borbás
Data protection Enikö Karsay
Data protection András György
Designs Katalin Dónusz
Designs Péter Lukácsi
E-commerce/IT/telecommunication Máté Borbás
E-commerce/IT/telecommunication András György
Franchising and licensing Katalin Szamosi
Franchising and licensing Péter Lukácsi
Insolvency/bankruptcy István Bajkai
Insolvency/bankruptcy Máté Borbás
Labour and employment Andrea Nagy
Labour and employment Renáta Tószegi
Litigation and arbitration Katalin Szamosi
Litigation and arbitration István Bajkai
Patents Zsolt Szentpéteri
Patents Katalin Dónusz
Pharmaceuticals Enikö Karsay
Pharmaceuticals Zsolt Szentpéteri
Public procurement István Bajkai
Public procurement Renáta Tószegi
Real estate István Bajkai
Real estate Katalin Szamosi
Trade marks Gabriella Sasvári
Trade marks Katalin Szamosi
Adam Gyorgy photo Adam GyorgyPartner, attorney at law
Katalin Szamosi photo Katalin SzamosiPresident and managing partner
Number of lawyers : 25
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