Intellectual property in Bosnia & Herzegovina

PETOŠEVIĆ

PETOŠEVIĆ has a market-leading IP practice and is particularly highly regarded for its contentious offering, which includes prosecution, litigation and counterfeiting cases. Drawing on the wider firm's network across the CEE region, the team is particularly able to provide support to cross-border businesses. Tarik Prolaz leads the team out of Sarajevo. Associate Berina Prolaz provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Tarik Prolaz

Other key lawyers:

Berina Prolaz

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

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers is known for its work on behalf of international companies. In addition to expertise in trademark and patent applications and product liability, the team also offers litigation services, handling design and trademark infringement cases. Nedžida Salihović-Whalen heads up the practice and is experienced in advising clients in the consumer goods and pharmaceuticals sector. Sanja Voloder is known for her focus on advising new market entrants on IP registrations.

Practice head(s):

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen

Other key lawyers:

Sanja Voloder

Key clients

Naspers / MIH Group

Lilly UK

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Company

J FLORIS

Reckitt Benckiser

Kid’s Festival

ŽITO DD

PODRAVKA

HI Nevena

NEXE Grupa d.d.

Work highlights

  • Represented Zito DD in a trademark infringement case before local courts.

Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers

The ‘team of highly responsive, efficient and organized attorneys’ at Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers offers a strong day-to-day IP practice that also includes lobbying advice. From its offices in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, the team advises clients on IP rights enforcement and transfers between parties. Nihad Sijerčić heads the Bosnian practice, with extensive experience advising on cross-border matters. Nihad Odobadšić is also noteworthy for his experience acting for media and telecoms sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Nihad Sijerčić;

Other key lawyers:

Nihad Odobadšić

Testimonials

Karanovic & Partners has a team of highly responsive, efficient and organized attorneys.’

‘The team has high level of knowledge of IP law and provides its clients with concise and clear advice.’

‘The firm also pays full attention to every detail.’

‘The team is always ready to deal with any ad-hoc requests and deliver high quality practical results.’

‘We highly appreciate our long-term collaboration.

Always provided timely, accurate and efficient counsel with high-quality results.’

‘Advice is always well reasoned and understandable.

Key clients

Telemach

United Media S.à.r.l.

Pliva

Henkel AG

Philip Morris

UDMU

Rakuten, Inc.

Apple Inc.

Dukat (Lactalis Group)

Omega

Two Desparados

United Cloud

Work highlights

  • Representing members of United Group in various copyright issues.
  • Advised Pliva and its Bosnian subsidiaries on various IP issues.
  • Advising Henkel on brand integrity protection and challenges against counterfeited goods.

Maric & Co Law Firm

Maric & Co Law Firm‘s team is advises on trademark, patent and copyright matters, as well as handling litigation concerning IP infringements. It also has strong anti-counterfeiting expertise, advising multiple international companies on market enforcement issues. The well-regarded Anisa Tomić leads the team, with experience acting for clients in the software, automotive, luxury goods and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Anisa Tomic

Other key lawyers:

Branko Maric

Testimonials

Their ability to support us in cases requiring extensive knowledge of local law goes above and beyond our expectations.

They perform effectively as a team and are always prepared to work together in order to provide the best, actionable advice possible.

The IP team within Maric & Co, headed by Anisa Tomic, is among the finest in Bosnia when it comes to knowledge and responsiveness.’

‘Easy to work with, pro-active and fee competitive, they can be recommended as an IP partner for Bosnia easily.

Anisa Tomic is highly motivated to provide a full service to the client, in a timely manner.

Provide professional, prompt and well-reasoned legal services and advice in order to make the right decisions and take appropriate actions.

When you cooperate with the attorneys at Marić & Co you will receive full-service law which covers many practice areas. Their wide range of practice areas including IP enables them to offer legal assistance needed to address client’s needs.

Anisa Tomic, IP star and well-known figure within the Bosnia legal community, stands out due to her overall knowledge of the relevant legal framework, but also for her prompt dealings with small and big projects equally. A reliable partner.

Key clients

Fortenova Group (Agrokor)

Association de Gestion Internationale Collective des Oeuvres Audiovisuelles- AGICOA

Citroen

AUTOMOBILE PEUGEOT

Fred Perry(Holdings) Limited

Turlen-Turlen Holding SA

Versace (Ganni Versace S.P.A)

VUITON (LOUIS VUITTON MALEIER SA)

Audemars Piguet Holding SA

ASICS Corporation

Zegna (Consitex SA)

Wellington (Daniel Wellington)

Alcon Inc

The Polo-Lauren Company

Koninklijke Philips N.V

Dr.Martens International Trading

Diageo Brands B.V

PUMA SE

Rado Uhren A.G (rado watch co. Ltd)

Samsung Eletronics Co.Ltd

SAS Jean Cassegrain

Bottega Luxury Goods International

SISCO Textiles NV

AUGUST STORCK KG

Swarovski

Swatch AG (Swatch SA)

Tissot SA (Tissot AG)

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kajsha

BioN Tech SE

Beaute Prestige International

BaByliss SARL

Volkwagen AG

(Thomas) Limited

Novartis AG

OMEGA SA

Geneva Laboratories Limited

Opel Automobile GmbH

FILA Luxembourg SARL

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A

Google LLC

YouTube LLC

Apple Inc.

Belje plus d.o.o.

Mliječna industrija 99 d.o.o.

Sanrio Ltd. Japan

AstraZeneca

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Abbvie Inc.

Work highlights

  • Retained as an exclusive outside counsel in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Google LLC and its subsidiary YouTube LLC.
  • Advised Porsche GmbH and Audi GmbH on practical and regulatory aspects of the introduction of car connect services.
  • Advised Fortenova Group on a trademark portfolio transfer of rights.

Law Office Mirna Milanovic-Lalic

Law Office Mirna Milanovic-Lalic is known for its work for a broad range of clients in highly regulated sectors. The team is particularly experienced in advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector, representing both manufacturers and distributers on privacy requirements, among other areas. Belma Dervišević has a broad practice and particular expertise advising broadcasters on television distribution rights. Mirna Milanovic-Lalic and Jasmina Suljović are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Belma Dervišević; Mirna Milanović-Lalić; Jasmina Suljović

Testimonials

BH Legal is an office that will come up with creative legal solutions whenever things seem not to have one, by taking new approaches to the law and responding promptly to requests.

Mirna Milanovic-Lalic and Jasmina Suljovic are the go-to lawyers for IP and cyber matters in Bosnia.

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Ministry of Programming d.o.o. Sarajevo

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Addiko Bank d.d. Sarajevo

Glosarij CD d.o.o. Sarajevo

Balcanica d.o.o. Sarajevo member of Teddy S.p.a Group

Networks Int and Foundation Networks d.o.o. Sarajevo

Tendam Balkans

CWT Bosnia and Herzegovina – Independently owned and operated by Globtour Event d.o.o.

Dekonta d.o.o. Sarajevo

Pliva d.o.o.Sarajevo

INTIME d.o.o. Sarajevo

Association of Filmmakers

Telemach d.o.o. Sarajevo

MIKRO+POLO d.o.o. Sarajevo

Work highlights

  • Represented Pliva Hrvatska d.o.o. in a trademark breach case.
  • Represented the Association of Filmmakers in matters involving several disputes against the Institute for Intellectual Property for obtaining the status of collective management association.

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners

Led by Amar Bajramović, the team at Law Office Miljkovic & Partners provides broad IP services for its corporate clients. It is best known for its registration service, advising on key trademark registrations, while also offering expertise in key disputes.

Practice head(s):

Amar Bajramović

Testimonials

Law Office Miljković & Partners are preforming high level services.’

‘They are business and solution oriented, experienced in various legal practices, and have good knowledge of the market.’

Amar Bajramović: His pragmatic and proactive business approach and creativity definitely sets him apart from other local lawyers.

Key clients

dm drogeriemarkt

LC Waikiki Group

Megamix d.o.o.

Ghetaldus Optika d.o.o. Sarajevo

ASA Finance

Symphony Group

Work highlights

  • Advising dm drogerie markt on the registration of a trademark UVIJEKPOVOLJNO.
  • Advising dm drogeriemarkt on allegations related to copyright and representing the client in disputes concerning such alleged copyright violations.

Law firm SAJIC

Law firm SAJIC's client roster includes media, broadcast, and manufacturing sector companies. For many, its strong dispute resolution services, which includes experience in multiple ADR methods and a particular strength in patent litigation, makes the IP practice an attractive offering. The practice also provides brand protection and IP registration expertise. Aleksandar Sajic and Željko Vlačić are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandar Sajic; Željko Vlačić

Work highlights

  • Representing AMUS in more than 50 complex and legally challenging cases related to copyright infringement.
  • Advised RADIO TELEVISION REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA in procedure for the protection of the figurative stamp and the stamp in color in front of competent authorities.
  • Advised Telemax in the procedure of protection of industrial design in front of Institute for Intelectual Property.