Erno Szarka is a Chemical Engineer and a Pharmaceutical and Food Industrial Engineer. He worked for several years for the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Research Institute. Before becoming the Head of the Hungarian Patent Office (1993-1997) he was the Chief of the Biotechnological Department. He also held a Deputy Under-Secretary of State position during that time. He used to be the Deputy Chairman for the Hague Agreement and for the Nice Agreement and is a biotechnological expert of WIPO and UPOV .A great national honour has been conferred upon him as a recognition of his expertise. He is the chief editor of the Hungarian Handbook of IP Rights and co-author of the book titled The Protection of Biotechnological Inventions. He has written numerous IP publications edited both in Hungary and abroad. At our office he is the Project Manager of the BIOPATENT Center. Currently he is the Honorary Chairman of the Hungarian Association of Cross Country. 


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