PETOŠEVIĆ is a wholly owned network of firms known for providing intellectual property and related services throughout the region commonly referred to as Eastern Europe. Today this region is a mix of EU jurisdictions, non-EU Balkan countries, and countries of the Russian-speaking region.
The forefathers of the PETOŠEVIĆ Group have been involved in IP protection in the Western Balkans since the 1960s. Whereas the practice initially developed in the former Yugoslavia, the firm shifted its focus to new East European jurisdictions, emerging after the breakup of the former USSR and former Yugoslavia.
PETOŠEVIĆ has been living by the EMBRACING CHANGE® motto for over 30 years, tirelessly bridging the gap between Eastern and Western European IP practices. We strive to bring together the best of both worlds and save time and money for our clients through tailor-made solutions.
Our management board consists of dedicated IP professionals with extensive experience and local know-how who believe in providing our clients with quick, reliable and high-quality service. Combined they have over 100 years of IP-focused experience!
PETOŠEVIĆ has nearly 3,000 clients. In 2020 we had about 13,000 cases and processed over 2,100 trademarks and patents. Examples of our work include trademark, patent, copyright, design and domain name cases for a diverse mix of clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to world’s leading corporations.
Our clients keep working with us because they trust us. They trust that we will react quickly, charge reasonably, and handle matters professionally. They trust that we will be flexible, help them navigate “difficult” jurisdictions, and that complete transparency will not be compromised.
For more than 10 years, our offices and individual practitioners have consistently been ranked and recognized by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, MIP IP Stars, WTR 1000, IAM Patent 1000 and other well-known IP publications and legal research organizations.
With 130+ people in 16 countries across Eastern and Central EU, Western Balkans and the Russian-speaking region, we exhibit high diversity in terms of our cultural and educational backgrounds, languages and nationalities. Women make up the majority of our workforce, which is also diverse in terms of age.
We strive to positively impact the global and local community in which we work and live by assisting emerging businesses, providing services on a pro-bono basis to those in need, raising awareness about IP protection, supporting charities, and participating in volunteer work as active members of several trade organizations.
The PETOŠEVIĆ Story video was completed in early 2017. Since 2017, we have opened three new offices - in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, taking the total PETOŠEVIĆ office count to 16 and strengthening our practice and presence in the CIS region.