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Vukmir & Associates Offices
Vukmir & Associates > The Legal 500 Rankings
Intellectual property Tier 1
Although Vukmir & Associates has successfully broadened the scope of its legal services, IP-related advice still underpins a sizeable amount of work handled by the firm. The scope of this work runs the gamut from brand strategy advice for large Croatian companies, through to complex IP litigation. Founding partner Mladen Vukmir has a peerless reputation in the market and as a qualified patent attorney also has the ability to write patent drafts. He co-heads the seven-strong team alongside Carla Biancotti, who is in charge of the IP filing department and also heads up the firm's Italian desk. Other recommended practitioners include senior attorney Mirjana Jurišić, who regularly acts for pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation, and of counsel Aleksandar Bijelic, who excels at trade mark and advertising law work.
Mladen Vukmir; Carla Biancotti
Other key lawyers:
Mirjana Jurišić; Ivan Ćuk; Aleksandar Bijelić
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Pliva Hrvatska d.o.o.
Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
HUZIP – Croatian Performers’ Rights Collecting Society
Jamnica plus d.o.o
OMOLAB KOMUNIKACIJE d.o.o.
The North Face Apparel Corp.
Johnson & Johnson
Nike Innovate C.V.
Reebok International ltd
TOP SPORT EVENTS d.o.o.
INETEC – Institute for Nuclear Technology
MicroBlink / Photomath
PAO Gazprom neft.
Vukmir & Associates provides 'high-quality and responsive' advice across the spectrum of corporate and commercial matters facing TMT clients, as well as those in other highly regulated industries, including the pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors. Part of the group's value-add to clients in these sectors derives from its ability to leverage the firm's broader overarching IP expertise, enabling it to provide 'solutions-oriented' advice on licensing agreements and other commercial contract issues. The team is 'also knowledgeable about data privacy', an area that Tomislav Pedišić is particularly accomplished. The 'exceptionally knowledgeable and professional' Sanja Tkalec Kovac leads the practice.
Sanja Tkalec Kovač
Other key lawyers:
Ivan Ćuk; Tomislav Pedišić
‘The firm provides high-quality and responsive advice. It is also knowledgeable about data privacy issues.’
‘Vukmir & Associates is internationally very well-connected and in cases where their office does not cover certain areas of expertise, they are willing to recommend law offices and/or lawyers who can provide required legal support.’
‘During our collaboration, it was proved numerous times that attorneys at Vukmir & Associates possess immaculate legal knowledge and skills, that help them find the best solutions that benefit the needs of their clients and business partners.’
‘Sanja Tkalec Kovač is exceptionally knowledgeable and professional, and most importantly of all is fully dedicated to us as a client.’
Hewlett-Packard / Selectium
Procter & Gamble
Trelleborg AB / Trelleborg Croatia
Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d.
Zagrebačka banka d.d.
Payback (part of American Express Group)
Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
Njuskalo.hr / Styria
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Benefiting from 'immaculate legal knowledge and skills', Vukmir & Associates has a strong reputation for litigation, both in the context of IP-related matters, as well as complex business and commercial disputes - where the firm is noted for its eagerness to deploy ADR methods 'and committing to mutually advantageous solutions'. Ivan Ćuk is a key member of the team and is currently representing the Croatian government as an intervening party in a case brought by the Republic of Slovenia against the European Commission relating to the designation of origin of the wine variety “teran”.
Mladen Vukmir; Sanja Tkalec Kovač; Mirjana Jurišić; Aleksandar Bijelić
Other key lawyers:
‘They know about IP law in Croatia.’
‘The team displays immaculate legal knowledge and skills.’
Procter & Gamble
HUZIP (Croatian Performers’ Rights Collecting Society)
GE Power (Switzerland)
The Republic of Croatia
Doosan Skoda Power
CLB Holding ltd
Vukmir & Associates > Firm Profile
The firm: Vukmir & Associates believes that lawyers need to be innovative and creative to serve clients who operate in an increasingly complex market.
For over 20 years it has staked its claim to cutting-edge services by remaining flexible and responsive. Yet it cleaves to high ethical standards and credibility as its ground. Clients finds the firm easy to speak with, alert to changing needs, and happy about what it does.
Located in residential Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, it is an independent full-service business law firm advising clients such as corporations, financial institutions and law firms worldwide and regionally. In response to demand for creative and beneficial alternatives to litigation, it has championed advanced dispute resolution. Continuously exploring the frontier of IP and IA concerns and their relation to business strategy, it has formed strategic IP consultancy modules for growth-oriented firms.
Areas of practice: For over 20 years, Vukmir & Associates has been perceived as the country’s leading IP & IT law firm, offering the deepest and broadest coverage across transactional, advisory and litigation-related matters.
Concurrently, the firm has developed a strong practice in other areas as well, including banking, finance and capital markets; corporate and M&A; energy and construction; commercial law; employment and immigration; as well as real estate. In all these areas, the firm practice groups have been and continues to be the choice for leading multinational corporations, financial institutions and law firms.
The firm is particularly devoted to providing of excellent services, irrespective of the complexity of its tasks. The professional team of 15 lawyers seeking to deliver comprehensive, timely and structured legal assistance. The firm’s administrative team, which includes professional and reliable patent engineers, trademark agents and IP paralegals, totals 11 individuals, supporting the legal team in order to ensure that the firm’s services are rendered in the most efficient manner.
The firm’s attorneys are affiliated with several international associations and developed a valuable professional network globally.
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Ivan Cuk|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Tomislav Pedišic|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Marko Knežević|
|Commercial, corporate and M&A||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|Commercial, corporate and M&A||Tomislav Pedišic|
|Commercial, corporate and M&A||Ivan Cuk|
|Commercial, corporate and M&A||Karlo Brekalo|
|Commercial, corporate and M&A||Tea Cerinski|
|Privatisation, projects and energy||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|Privatisation, projects and energy||Ivan Cuk|
|Real estate and construction||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|Real estate and construction||Ivan Cuk|
|Real estate and construction||Lidija Gepert|
|Intellectual property||Mladen Vukmir|
|Intellectual property||Aleksandar Bijelic|
|Intellectual property||Carla Biancotti|
|Intellectual property||Mirjana Jurišic|
|Intellectual property||Andrea Kožul Pedišic|
|Dispute resolution||Mladen Vukmir|
|Dispute resolution||Ivan Cuk|
|Dispute resolution||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|Dispute resolution||Tomislav Pedišic|
|Dispute resolution||Mirjana Jurišic|
|Dispute resolution||Hrvoje Klišanić|
|EU and competition||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|TMT (technology, media and telecoms)||Tomislav Pedišic|
|TMT (technology, media and telecoms)||Andrea Kožul Pedišic|
|TMT (technology, media and telecoms)||Tea Cerinski|
|Insolvency and corporate recovery||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|TMT (technology, media and telecoms)||Mirjana Jurišic|
|Insolvency and corporate recovery||Karlo Brekalo|
|Employment||Sanja Tkalec Kovac|
|Risk advisory||Tomislav Pedišić|
|Risk advisory||Andrea Kožul Pedišić|
|Risk advisory||Tea Cerinski|
|Risk advisory||Marko Knežević|