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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bopa Bojanovic & Partners

Bopa 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

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

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

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

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.