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Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic's IP expertise covers trade marks, patents, designs, geographical indications, plant varieties, copyright and domain names. Dejan Bogdanovic advised on a dispute involving the infringement of the Cokoladna bananica trade mark. Mara Jankovic and Katarina Radovic are also highly regarded; Lena Petrovic  is an experienced senior associate.

PetoŇ°evic's key¬†strengths are acting for multinational corporations in ¬†contentious and non-contentious IP matters, patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement, and customs enforcement. The names to note are¬†Mihajlo Zatezalo, Predrag Anokińá,¬†attorney at law¬†Mirjana ŇĹivkovińᬆand senior associate Ivan Matińá.

BDK Advokati¬†'goes to great lengths to make sure all requirements are fulfilled'. The team acted for¬†Fornetti against a Serbian holder of the trade mark Fornetti for registering the trade mark in bad faith.¬†Bogdan IvaniŇ°evińᬆis¬†'highly informed and provides the best possible service and results' and senior associate Milica Basta¬†and associate¬†Marko Popovińᬆalso deserve mention; former senior associate¬†Vera Davidovińá left to found her own firm.

Karanovic & Partners's¬†Dragomir Kojińᬆheads the firm's regional IP practice; he advises on complex IP matters as well as on related pharmaceutical, data protection, labelling and advertising issues. The team acts for Microsoft on the protection of its copyrights.¬†Relja Mirkov¬†is an experienced senior associate.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss¬†'provides a great service'. The practice experienced an¬†increase in its trade mark and copyright software work and was active in patent filings. The client base includes¬†IT, pharmaceuticals, energy, retail and consumer electronics sectors. NataŇ°a Lalovińá Marińᬆis a key adviser and senior associate Iskra Lazińᬆis 'responsible, accessible and gives good advice'.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr stands out for its media sector experience. IP team head Andrea Radonjanin led advice to GoodMills Group, the European milling company, on a trade mark infringement dispute with a Serbian competitor.

Bojanovic & Partners 'truly delivers'. The practice's scope of work includes copyright, trade marks, patents, design and advertisement issues. Vladimir Bojanovic heads the IP department.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners advises on a broad range of IP rights, including trade marks, patents, industrial design and copyright as well as IT-related IP rights. Alex Petrovic  and Dragan Psodorov are the names to note.

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic¬†recently advised¬†Petrino Investments on the registration of an international trade mark for Serbia. Bojan ҆underińᬆwas made partner.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) assists with major portfolio management and IP protection strategies; the team also advises on cross-border data protection and advertising and marketing issues. Nenad Stankovic is the principal contact.

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  • Karanovic & Partners wins the Law Firm of the Year Award

    We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award, in the Eastern Europe and the Balkans category. 
  • Serbia: The Registration Of Ultimate Beneficial Owners

    As of 31 December 2018, the Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners was established within the¬† Serbian Business Registers Agency ¬†(the ‚ÄúRegistry‚ÄĚ), in line with the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners (‚ÄúOfficial Gazette of the RoS no. 41/2018).
  • Karanovic & Partners joins Ius Laboris

    We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners has joined Ius Laboris, the world's premier global network of human resources law firms. The Employment practice of Karanovic & Partners in Serbia joined this prestigious organisation to reinforce its international HR advisory services for domestic and international companies.
  • Karanovic & Partners: The 13th Traditional Conference on Competition Law and Data Protection

    On 28 November 2018, Karanovic & Partners, together with the¬† Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom , held the Competition and Data Protection conference at the Hilton Belgrade hotel. This traditional yearly conference ‚Äď now in its' 13th year, gathered more than 120 experts from the business and legal community, as well as key regulators and stakeholders, to discuss the most important current issues in the fields of competition law and data protection.
  • Serbia Enacts a New Data Protection Law

    In light of the new EU data protection scheme, shaped by the GDPR, Serbia has enacted a new Data Protection Law on 9 November 2018, with its' applicability postponed for 21 August 2019. The new law was long-awaited: it has been 10 years since the existing law was passed, which was even at that moment already outdated (e.g. it recognized only consent in the written form and almost completely restricted data transfers to non-European countries).
  • Privatisation Disputes

    This article was written by¬† Milan Lazińá, Senior¬† Partner¬†, and¬† Milica Savińá, Senior Associate¬†, and originally published in the¬†"Reshaping the boundaries of arbitrability: Are we heading forward?" publication by the¬† Permanent Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia .
  • Geographical Indications Of Origin In Serbia: Where The Past Fuels The Future

    This article was written by Dragomir Kojińá, Partner ‚Éį, and Tamara Bubalo, Associate ‚Éį, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine. To see the original article, please follow this link.
  • Striving Towards the Black Gold

    This article was written by Petar Mitrovińá, Partner ‚Éį, and Nikolina KaŇĺińá, Associate ‚Éį, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine To see the original article, please follow this
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    The Karanovińá & Nikolińá team, led by Senior Partner Marjan Poljak and Senior Associates ‚Éį Ana Stankovińá and Ana Lukovińá, advised ZF Friedrichshafen on the project of opening an electric vehicle parts factory in Panńćevo, Serbia. The German company, a global leader specialising in the design, research and development, and manufacturing activities in the automotive industry, laid the foundations and began construction on 21 June 2018.

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