Maric & Co Law Firm stands out for its strong trade mark and patent litigation practice, regularly representing domestic and multinational clients on issues of copyright infringement before domestic courts. With a multidisciplinary approach, the team is also active in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement. Anisa Tomić, a ‘true expert in the IP field‘, heads the practice. Tomić advises on all areas of IP law, including the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as cross-border IP matters. Associate Arijana Hadžiahmetović-Softić is noted for her expertise in the field of IP litigation.
Intellectual property in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Other key lawyers:
‘They are indeed well organised with the long-lasting practice of recruiting new young practitioners. Anisa Tomić is highly professional and prompt whenever needed. Her practice is undoubtedly one of the best in IP, namely in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is highly recommended to use her knowledge in the IP field.’
‘Maric and Co. Law firm has been at the forefront of Bosnian legal practice for decades, and IP practice is no different. Knowledgeable and proactive team has great overview of not only Bosnia but EU legal developments. Anisa Tomić leads the IP team and is well known not only in Bosnia but also within the whole EU IP community. Anisa is knowledgeable and responsive and a true expert in the IP field.’
‘Maric & Co acts as a gateway to the Balkan region and provides highly versatile IP services that are unmatched in the region in terms of quality of delivery. Their method of operations is simple, effective, agile, and with fast turnaround. Anisa Tomić provides stellar IP legal consultancy. She is able to distill complex legal matters in simple terms that allows the client to make better decisions. She provides prompt yet very insightful feedback.’
‘Maric & Co and its IP practice provide the best collaboration, competitive prices, and optimum quality of services. The partners and associates are well-educated in providing IP services. They have a very good reputation as being a responsible, experienced, and committed firm.’
‘The law firm Maric & Co provides wide expertise in resolving all issues that domestic and international investors encounter when setting up and operating businesses there. The scope of their office allows each of the attorneys to highly specialise in their fields, which ensures delivery of premium advice and seamless service. They seek long-term partnerships with clients with the aim of providing the best and most complete solution to the client’s legal needs.’
‘Their lawyers are well-versed in local regulations and court practices, and are highly professional, specialised in their practice area, that may help their clients. They are one of the few representatives registered as trademark and industrial design agents before the State IP Office. The IP practice group has considerable expertise in all areas of IP. Leader of the IP practice group Anisa Tomic is very professional and her aim is to provide the best and most complete solution to the client’s legal needs.’
‘They are prompt in response, active in the field, and know the IP practice exceptionally which is very important in my field. Anisa Tomić, my main contact, has been quite positive, proactive, and very helpful in our day-to-day work!’
Fortenova Group (Agrokor)
Association De Gestion Internationale Collective des Oeuvres Audiovisuelles- AGICOA
Fred Perry (Holdings) Limited
Turlen-turlen Holding SA
Versace (Ganni Versace S.P.A)
Vuiton (Louis Vuitton Maleier SA)
Audemars Oiqvet Holding SA
Zegna (Consitex SA)
Wellington (Daniel Wellington)
The Polo-lauren Company
Koninklijke Philips N.V
Dr.martens International Trading
Diageo Brands B.V
Rado Uhren A.G (Rado Watch Co. Ltd) (Montres Rado S.A)
Samsung Eletronics Co.ltd
Sas Jean Cassegrain
Bottega Luxury Goods International
Sisco Textiles NV
August Storck KG
Swatch AG (Swatch SA)
Tissot SA (Tissot AG) (Tissot Ltd)
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kajsha
Beaute Prestige International
Geneva Laboratories Limited
Opel Automobile Gmbh
Fila Luxembourg S.a.r.l
Salvatore Ferragamo S.P.A
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Lvmh Swiss Monufactores
Longines Watch Co.
Levi Strauss & Co
Kia Motors Cu Ltd
Hyndai Mobis Co.ltd
Hunter Boot Ltd
Brown Forman Finland Ltd
Hublot SE Geneve
Belje plus d.o.o.
Mliječna industrija 99 d.o.o.
Sanrio Ltd. Japan
- Retained as an exclusive outside counsel in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Google and its subsidiary YouTube.
- Advised Porsche and Audi on the practical and regulatory aspects of the introduction of car connect services.
- Advised Fortenova Group, a major regional FMCG group, on a trade mark portfolio transfer of rights and recordal of changes and IP pledges in national trade mark registers.
The highly specialised international property practice at PETOŠEVIĆ offers market-leading IP services to clients from a diverse range of industries in Bosnia and abroad. In particular, the firm’s contentious practice is strong, and it is equipped to represent clients in litigation and counterfeiting proceedings. Tarik Prolaz regularly assists in contentious matters concerning domestic and international IP, and leads the team from the Sarajevo office. He is assisted by associate Berina Prolaz, whose practice covers prosecution and enforcement of IP rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are able to meet the needs of foreign/international clients and are used to provide services on a high level.’
‘Tarik Prolaz found suitable ways to achieve the goals of the client. He is a very capable attorney who is very knowledgeable in both domestic and foreign IP matters, which makes it very easy and pleasant to work with him.’
Acting primarily for international companies, the intellectual property practice at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers is noted for its ability to advise across the full spectrum of IP-related matters, including trade mark registration, patent protection procedures, parallel imports, and IP litigation and arbitration. Its client roster includes companies from the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors. NedžIda Salihović-Whalen assists domestic and foreign clients with commercial and regulatory issues. Sanja Voloder specialises in corporate and M&A law with a focus on related IP issues.
Other key lawyers:
Naspers / MIH Group
Interstate Hotels & Resorts Company
- Advising PARTNERS IN PET FOOD in respect of new trade marks registrations and protections.
- Advising Lactalis, a dairy company, on trade mark and industrial design protection in connection with a new dairy product.
- Advising J FLORIS on a trade mark infringement case.
From its offices in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, the intellectual property team at Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers is well placed to advise clients on national as well as local and regional regulation. Multinational technology and food companies seek out the team out for its cross-border expertise. Nihad Sijerčić leads the team and represents clients in patent prosecution proceedings, while Nihad Odobašić draws on his in-house experience in the telecoms sector to assist telecoms and media-sector clients.
Other key lawyers:
United Media S.à.r.l.
Yum! Restaurants Europe Limited (KFC)
Montessori Origins Foundations
- Representing members of United Group (Telemach/United Media) on copyright issues, including legal representation before the relevant courts and other authorities in copyright and IP disputes.
- Regularly advising Philip Morris in various issues across the SEE region, including on the Bosnian law aspects governing its new products on the market.
- Advising Henkel on different aspects of IP, as well as representing it in several trade mark protection procedures in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Law Office Mirna Milanovic-Lalic
Based in the firm’s wider business law department, the intellectual property practice at Law Office Mirna Milanovic-Lalic is known for its work for clients in highly regulated sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry. Litigation in particular is a strength of the team; it has a solid track record in representing clients in trade mark infringement claims. ‘Practical and pragmatic‘ founding partner Mirna Milanović – Lalić and the ‘excellent‘ Jasmina Suljović jointly head the team. Kenan Derviševic is another key individual.
Mirna Milanović-Lalić; Jasmina Suljović
Other key lawyers:
‘Very capable team, extremely knowledgeable in IP matters and civil procedures. They follow local practice and can suggest innovative and effective solutions in even the most complex cases.’
‘Jasmina Suljovic is very experienced in all fields of IP and related rights (data protection, IT) and easily identifies problems at hand and proposes best solutions to clients, which are easy to understand and makes following the case simpler.’
‘Mirna Milanovic-Lalic is an excellent team leader. She is smart and able to provide solutions for complex legal matters with a practical and pragmatic approach. We also work a lot with Kenan Derviševic, a very pleasant young lawyer with wide expertise in labor law.’
Pliva, member of Teva
Association of Filmmakers
Telemach (member of United Group)
Bukovnik&Kulbaba IP (on behalf of their EU and UK clients)
- Acted as advisor and representative of Pliva Hrvatska, a member of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, in a trade mark matter.
- Acted as advisor and representative for Association of Filmmakers in matters involving several disputes against the Institute for Intellectual Property for obtaining the status of collective management association (CMO).
- Successfully represented family-owned bakery MBA Centar in proceedings before the Institute of the Intellectual Property for the registration of several trade marks related to famous Bosnian cuisine products.
The intellectual property practice at Law Office Miljkovic & Partners receives praise for its 'business and solution-oriented' approach, advising clients on issues of trade mark infringement, registration, and other intellectual property-related disputes before civil courts and national authorities. ‘Pragmatic and proactive‘ IP specialist Amar Bajramović leads the team, advising multinational corporations on all aspects of IP law.
‘The team is responsive and available at all times understanding the needs of its clients. The team is also proactive regarding different intellectual property protection procedures in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in finding creative solutions to settle trademark infringements out-of-court to the benefit of the client.’
‘Amar Bajramovic provided excellent arguments for the relevant parties, which ultimately led to the successful registration of the trademarks.’
‘Law Office Miljkovic & Partners are performing high-level services. They are business and solution-oriented, experienced in various legal practices, and have very good knowledge of the market. They have international experience and standards, which sets them apart from other local firms. On the other hand, the value for money aspect sets them apart from international firms.’
‘In this sector we are collaborating mostly with Amar Bajramovic. His pragmatic and proactive business approach and creativity definitely set him apart from other local lawyers.’
‘Industry knowledge and experience.’
LC Waikiki Group
Ghetaldus Optika d.o.o. Sarajevo
Good Game Global d.o.o.
- Advising dm drogeriemarkt regarding the registration of trade mark UVIJEKPOVOLJNO.
- Advising Good Game Global regarding the registration of a trade mark.
Law firm SAJIC
Law firm SAJIC advises clients in the media and entertainment, telecoms, electronics and consumer goods industries on intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation and dispute resolution. The team is jointly headed by founding and managing partner Aleksandar Sajic and Zeljko Vlacic. Vlacic is especially experienced in the procedures of copyright and trade mark protection and advises clients on procedures before Bosnian IP authorities regarding the protection, acquisition and termination of industrial property rights.
Aleksandar Sajić; Željko Vlačić
The Association of Composers – Musical Creators (Amus)
Samit Energetike d.o.o. Trebinje
Support Marketing Centar
Radio Television of Republika Srpska – RTRS
Gunsan Elektrik Malzemeleri San. Ve Tic A.S.
- Representing the Association of Music Creators of Bosnia and Herzegovina in over 50 cases related to copyright infringement, and in mediation and arbitration in relation to patent and technology licenses.
- Advised Radio Television of Republika Srpska on a procedure for the protection of a figurative stamp and a stamp in colour in front of the competent authority.
- Advised Telemax on a procedure for the protection of an industrial design before the Institute for Intellectual Property.