Gusztáv Bacher

Senior Partner


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, Gusztáv has extensive experience in concluding distribution and franchise contracts, considering their compliance with competition law.


He is also a listed arbitrator on the Roll of Arbitrators of the Permanent Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Gusztáv was President of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) between 2012 and 2014.


He is fluent in English and German.


  • Chambers Europe, 2017 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Band 1
  • Chambers Europe, 2017 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Team): Band 1


  • Legal500, 2020 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Individual ranking): Hall of Fame
  • Legal500, 2018 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Team): Tier 1


  • IAM Patent 1000, 2016 – 2023 (Team): Gold Band



  • Hungary Firm of the Year, 2024 by Managing IP
  • Hungary Firm of the Year, 2023 by Managing IP
  • “Eötvös Award” 2015 by the Budapest Bar Association
  • Winner of the ILO Client Choice award in the category of “Intellectual Property: Patents” both in 2013 and 2014

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)

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