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.
Intellectual property in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Other key 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.
Other key lawyers:
Naspers / MIH Group
Interstate Hotels & Resorts Company
NEXE Grupa d.d.
- Represented Zito DD in a trademark infringement case before local courts.
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.
Other key lawyers:
‘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.‘
United Media S.à.r.l.
Dukat (Lactalis Group)
- 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‘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.
Other key lawyers:
‘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.‘
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 Piguet 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)
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)
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kajsha
BioN Tech SE
Beaute Prestige International
Geneva Laboratories Limited
Opel Automobile GmbH
FILA Luxembourg SARL
Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A
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 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.
Belma Dervišević; Mirna Milanović-Lalić; Jasmina Suljović
‘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.‘
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
CWT Bosnia and Herzegovina – Independently owned and operated by Globtour Event d.o.o.
Dekonta d.o.o. Sarajevo
INTIME d.o.o. Sarajevo
Association of Filmmakers
Telemach d.o.o. Sarajevo
MIKRO+POLO d.o.o. Sarajevo
- 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.
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.
‘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.‘
LC Waikiki Group
Ghetaldus Optika d.o.o. Sarajevo
- 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.
Aleksandar Sajic; Željko Vlačić
- 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.