Intellectual property in Serbia
Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic
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.
Petoševic'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 Anokić, attorney at law Mirjana Živković and senior associate Ivan Matić.
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 Ivanišević is 'highly informed and provides the best possible service and results' and senior associate Milica Basta and associate Marko Popović also deserve mention; former senior associate Vera Davidović left to found her own firm.
Karanovic & Partners's Dragomir Kojić heads 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. Nataša Lalović Marić is a key adviser and senior associate Iskra Lazić is '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.