People

Slobodan Petošević

  • Group Chief Executive Officer
  • Trademark & Patent Agent
  • European Patent Attorney

Slobodan’s practice ranges through all areas of intellectual property and primarily concentrates on patent law and enforcement of IP rights. He represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters and negotiates settlements.

As a specialist for the Western Balkan countries, he worked on EU funded projects such as the EU Phare Project, the objective of which was to upgrade and harmonize intellectual property rights in Romania and to strengthen implementing authorities responsible for intellectual property protection. During the EU Phare Project Slobodan worked on harmonization of the Romanian Patent and Plant Variety laws.

In 2008, he worked on the project funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), to help Serbian IPO to restructure and develop new operational protocols for processing patents and trademarks.

Admission

  • Serbia & Montenegro, 1989

Languages

Native Serbian (similar to Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Slovenian), fluent English, French and proficient in German.

Education

  • King's College, London, UK; UK, European and US Law on Copyright and Related Rights, 2000-2003
  • Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, Virginia, USA; Certificate in Intellectual Property Protection Course in the USA, 1990
  • Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia, LLB, 1989

Presentations

  • “IP Rights and Social Networks,” ASIPI Panel on Challenges of IP Protection on Social Networks, Cuba, March 19, 2013
  • "Trademarks in Southeast Europe – What does the future hold?", PETOŠEVIĆ Webinar on Effect of EU Enlargement on Trademark Practice in Southeast Europe, BrightTALK, July 25, 2012
  • “Estimating the Value of IP in Litigation”, UNECE Training for Judges in Macedonia, Academy for Judges and Prosecutors, Skopje, Macedonia, September 25, 2012
  • "Enforcement Strategy in the Balkans", PETOŠEVIĆ Webinar on Enforcement Strategy in Eastern Europe, BrightTALK, December 1, 2010
  • "The Changing Landscape of Patents in Eastern Europe," New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), IP Section Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 27, 2009

Publications

  • “The Patent Landscape in Eastern Europe”. The Patent Lawyer. CTC Legal Media. (September/October 2012)

  • Co-author “Exhaustion of IP Rights Provisions in the European Union and EU Candidate Countries” report - INTA European Legislative Analysis Sub-Committee, 2002

  • Co-author “Bad Faith Provisions in the European Union and EU Candidate Countries” report - INTA European Analysis Sub-Committee, 2001 - 2002

  • Co-author “Trade Mark Recordal Provisions in the European Union and EU Candidate Countries” report - INTA European Legislative Analysis Sub-Committee, 2001 - 2002

  • Analysis of the IP rights situation and strategy in Central, Eastern Europe and the Former USSR (data on 27 countries), published in multiple IP publications, 2001

  • Numerous articles concerning protection of intellectual property in publications such as Trademark World, Patent World, INTA Bulletin, World Intellectual Property Report

Committees

  • International Trademark Association Committee Member, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee, 2014 - 2015 Term
  • International Trademark Association Committee Member, Trade Names Subcommittee of the Enforcement Committee, 2012 - 2013 Term

Membership

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Brussels Bar Association, B-list (1993-1997)
  • AIPPI
  • INTA
  • LES
  • PTMG
  • MARQUES
  • ACG
  • EPI

Professional Activities

  • Close monitoring of developing intellectual property legislation in the Balkans and the former USSR, 1985 - present
  • Legislation analysis for Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Poland, 2001 – 2002
  • Legislation analysis for Poland, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria relevant to enforcement of intellectual property rights - INTA Anti Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee, 1997-2000
  • Analysis of Yugoslavian intellectual property laws for the Federal Intellectual Property Office in Belgrade, Serbia, 1995
  • Member of the INTA - CPR Panel of Neutrals for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Regional Editor for "Trade Dress International Practice and Procedures". Global Trademark Research. INTA
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