Rubik’s Cube Patents

Rubik’s Cube — one of the best-sold toys

Almost everybody knows Rubik’s Cube. It is not only widely recognized as the best puzzle toy ever made, but it is also one of the best-sold toys worldwide. The Rubik’s Cube was patented in Hungary. However Rubik had obtained almost no patent protection abroad.

Invenion

Rubik’s Cube, which is also known as Magic Cube, was invented by Hungarian professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. He received a Hungarian patent on his invention in 1977. Later, in 1981, so-called patent of importation (brevet d’importation) for Rubik’s Cube was obtained in Belgium. However, for various reasons, Rubik failed to secure patent protection in further countries

Patent Documents

Spatial Logic Toy

CountryKindPublishedFiledPriority
HUPatent17006228.03.197730.01.1975
BEImportation Patent88787501.07.198110.03.198130.01.1975 HU