Hungarian and European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Marcell Kereszty was born in 1969 in Budapest, Hungary. He studied electrical engineering in Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria and graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1992 with a M.Sc.Elec.Eng. degree. In 1997 he received his second degree in economics from the University of Economics of Budapest. After working some years as an engineer he started his career in the field of industrial property with Gödölle, Kékes, Mészáros & Szabó in 1996. In 1998 he received his postgraduate diploma in industrial property law. He passed his patent attorney examination with distinction in 1999 and became a partner of the firm in 2002. From 2003 he is a European patent attorney, and from 2004 a professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office. In 2005 he received his summa cum laude Doctor of Law degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Dr. Kereszty has considerable expertise in the fields of prosecution and disputes concerning computer-related inventions, trademarks, designs and copyright.
Dr. Kereszty is a member of the Hungarian Chamber of Patent Attorneys and has been President of the Chamber since 2019. He is a member of the Hungarian Body of Copyright Experts and of the Hungarian Body of Experts on Industrial Property, appointed by the Minister of Justice, in the latter he is a member of the Presidency. Furthermore, he is a member of the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE) and a member of the Presidency of the Hungarian Trademark Association.
Dr. Kereszty is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), the ECTA and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR). He has been the President of the Hungarian Group of AIPPI since 2014. He is a substitute member of the Council of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi).
Dr. Kereszty obtained the Jedlik Ányos Prize in 2012 (an award given by the President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office for outstanding accomplishments in protection of industrial property) and the Somlai Tibor Prize in 2016 (an award of the Hungarian Chamber of Patent Attorneys). In 2015, 2018 and 2021 the President of the European Patent Office appointed Dr. Kereszty ad personam as a member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO).