Intellectual property in Bosnia & Herzegovina


IP boutique PETOŠEVIC is noted for providing comprehensive advice to domestic as well as international clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. The team, led by Tarik Prolaz, is increasingly active in counterfeiting cases and acted for a client in the fashion industry in a dispute concerning the import of counterfeit footwear. Other highlights include handling several high-profile trade mark infringement cases. Associate Berina Prolaz is also recommended.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers regularly handles trade mark registration and infringement cases for clients in the consumer goods industry, and also provides assistance with licensing and franchise agreements. Clients include HI Nevena, J Floris and Žito. Nedžida Salihović-Whalen represented Lilly UK in a high-profile dispute with a Bosnian party pertaining to trade mark and patent infringement. Selma Šehović is another name to note.

Karanovic & Partners

Led by Serbia-based Dragomir Kojić, Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers frequently manages the trade mark portfolio of international companies, including Colgate-Palmolive and Jaffa, and advises on trade mark registrations and maintenance. The practice is also representing a pharmaceutical sector client in several trade mark infringement disputes.

Law Office Mirna Milanovic-Lalic

The 'knowledgeable and experiencedMirna Milanović - Lalić at Law Office Mirna Milanović-Lalić 'solves problems quickly' and leads a team that is 'exceptionally effective in providing legal solutions'. She, together with attorney-at-law Jasmina Suljovic, regularly acts for Microsoft Corporation in copyright enforcement matters and advises the Ministry of Programming on brand protection matters and development agreements.

Maric & Co Law Firm

At Marić & Co Law Firm, the team stands out for its 'knowledge in dealing with international clients' and ability to 'propose solutions to reach client’s goals, all within a reasonable price and time frame'. Clients include Calvin Klein Trademark Trust, Procter & Gamble and Sanrio Japan. The 'knowledgeable, responsive and reliableAnisa Tomić leads the practice.

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners

Amar Bajramović leads the IP group at Law Office Miljković & Partners and focuses on trade mark registration and infringement disputes. On the contentious side, he is representing Megamix and Ekosan in disputes pertaining to alleged trade mark infringements. He is also advising dm-drogerie markt on the registration of a trade mark.

Law firm SAJIC

The team at Law firm SAJIC handles trade mark and copyright matters, and recently represented Amigos in proceedings regarding the protection of trade mark and industrial property rights. Senior associate Zeljko Vlacic is acting for Amus in over 50 disputes concerning copyright infringement.