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Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic

Serbia > Employment Tier 1

Typical areas of work for Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic‘s employment group range from advising on working conditions, HR policies and privacy, to handling whistleblowing and mobbing issues and employer-side labour law litigation. The team also fields specialists in internal employment regulations, employment contracts and redundancies, and it regularly advises both individuals and non-profit organisations on employment law matters. At the head of the department, Katarina Radović has vast experience in cross-border employment matters, in addition to representing the firm’s corporate clients in labour disputes, and Lena Petrović regularly appears before the Serbian courts in labour litigation.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Barlan S&M doo

Coca Cola

Pernod Ricard Srbija

Museum of Contemporary Arts

Mol Serbia


Insajder Produkcija

Imperial Tobacco

Work highlights

  • Advised Barlan S&M doo (the Coca-Cola Company in Serbia) on the full range of employment issues, such as working conditions and compliance with regulatory requirements in relation to employment relationships.
  • Advised Imperial Tobacco on various employment issues, such as working conditions, assignment of employees outside of the Republic of Serbia, and amendments to employment agreements.
  • Advised Insajder Produkcija doo on the full range of employment issues, particularly in relation to the conclusion of employment agreements with new employees and the termination of an existing employment relationship.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 1

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic has extensive expertise in trade marks, patents, designs and geographical indications. Other key areas of work include plant varieties, copyright and domain names. The extent of the firm’s services encompasses searches, filings, administrative proceedings and litigation. IP litigator Dejan Bogdanović focuses on trade marks and patents, and Mara Janković is an expert in trade marks, designs, customs, plant varieties and disputes. Also integral to the department are copyright specialist Katarina Radović; media, advertising and data protection expert Vladimir Đerić; and Lena Petrović, who is particularly focused on social networks.


The MJB team has dominated the Serbian IP market for years – and they are not stopping.

Great knowledge of both the legal framework and the legal market – this is why they are chosen by so many international clients.

Streamlined business processes keep them competitive in all legal aspects.

They are highly experienced and successful in representing clients in trade mark, patent, design, copyright and domain name disputes.

Their main strength is that they approach every case individually, taking into consideration the unique needs of each client, and with a good understanding of industry-related matters.

Dejan Bogdanović is a key figure for multinational clients’ IP work.

Dejan Bogdanović’s knowledge and responsiveness make him a go-to choice for IP protection in Serbia. He is also reliable and easy to work with, and his proactivity is one of many features that make him stand above the rest.

With years of experience in complex IP cases in Serbia, many of which received media coverage, Mara Janković will be shaping Serbia’s IP market for years to come – I gladly recommend her as a partner of choice.

Key clients

Procter & Gamble Company

CPA Global

Star Fruits Diffusion

Dalival Group

United Media Digital

Flux Design Products

Soko Štark

Ceramic by Porcelanosa

Imperial Tobacco

MGA Entertainment


Work highlights

  • Representing Galpharmacia in a trade mark infringement dispute that relates to the co-existence of almost identical trade marks, which were registered by both the claimant and respondent for related types of goods and services.
  • Representing Atlantik Stark in several disputes with Nelli regarding the infringement of the claimant’s “bananica” trade mark.
  • Representing United Media Digital in over a dozen court proceedings, which were initiated by Millennium Team for the alleged defamation of the company and dilution of the company’s trade mark (which is identical to the company’s name).

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic is a well-known name in the market for Serbia-related international arbitration and dispute resolution. The practice has enviable experience in arbitration proceedings under ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. It also appears before regional arbitration institutions in both Serbia and Montenegro. Commercial and employment litigation are other staple focus areas for the department, as are disputes concerning IP rights, particularly trade mark infringement claims. Additionally, the group has expanded its practice relating to media law and copyright disputes. Team leader Vladimir Djeric is a commercial and investment treaty arbitration specialist.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barlan S&M

Coca Cola

Mol Serbia

Adria News


Imperial Tobacco SCG

Ceramic by Porcelanosa

TÜV Thüringen

United Media Digital

Work highlights

  • Representing a mine in a high-value arbitration under ICC rules which concerns the execution of a sales contract.
  • Acting for RiTE Ugljevik in a commercial arbitration under UNCITRAL arbitration rules.
  • Acting for the Republic of Serbia in an ICSID arbitration case that concerns the privatisation of one of the largest dairy farms in Serbia.

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic (MJB) attorneys at law are based in Belgrade, Serbia, with a network of correspondents  in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia Kosovo and Albania. We provide legal advice and representation to our clients in all business-related areas of law. MJB has been recognized as a regional leader in the field of intellectual property law and dispute resolution. Established in 1985, MJB has been proud to serve its clients with dedication for over 30 years. We cultivate a personalized approach towards our clients, regardless of their size, and strive to provide them with high-quality legal assistance and IP services. MJB is proud of its international orientation. We count numerous multinational companies among our clients, and our attorneys act as counsel before international courts and arbitral tribunals.

Intellectual property law: MJB has been repeatedly recognized as a leader in the Intellectual Property  in Serbia and throughout the region of the Western Balkans. We assist our clients in the protection of trademarks, patents, models, designs, plant variety rights, and domain names. Our patent and trademark agents are licensed to represent clients before the Office for Protection of Intellectual Property of Serbia and the European Patent Office.

In addition to Serbia, MJB actively handles IP cases throughout the region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania), in cooperation with its local correspondents.

MJB has considerable experience in handling patent and trademark infringement cases, including customs measures. Our attorneys have also successfully advised and represented clients in many cases of copyright and related rights protection. MJB also advises and represents clients in the matters of software licensing and drafting of software escrow agreements, as well as in court proceedings concerning software rights.

We also have extensive expertise in the field of data protection and privacy law, advising clients on the collection, processing, and transfer of data. Our clients rely on us for the preparation of the internal data protection policies and compliance with the regulatory requirements.

Dispute resolution: MJB has been recognized as a leader in the field of dispute resolution in Serbia, both in court and arbitration proceedings. Our attorneys have extensive experience in international commercial and investment arbitration (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, etc.) and before international courts and tribunals (ICJ, ECHR, ICTY). We have represented clients in complex cases involving different matters, such as energy and infrastructure, concession agreements, privatization, and investment law.

As a leader in IP protection, we have a strong record in handling cases of patent and trademark infringements, as well as copyright violations, before the domestic courts.

Employment law: We provide our clients with the full range of legal services in the area of employment law, including advice related to mobbing and whistleblowing.

Our attorneys advise clients on internal employment regulations, employment agreements, and procedures for termination of employment. We have vast experience representing both employers and employees in employment disputes before Serbian courts.

Our expertise also covers matters related to cross-border movement of employees and employee leasing.

Intellectual Property Dejan Bogdanovicdejan.bogdanovic@mjb.rs+381113231970
Intellectual Property Mara Jankovicmara.jankovic@mjb.rs+381113231970
Dispute Resolution Vladimir Djericvladimir.djeric@mjb.rs+381113231970
Employment Katarina Radovickatarina.radovic@mjb.rs+381113231970
attorneys at law : 8
patent agents : 5
paralegals and supporting staff : 8
ABA (American Bar Association)
AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
INTA - International Trademark Association
epi – European Patent Institute