PETOŠEVIĆ Rankings 2022

WIPR Leaders 2022

Mihajlo Zatezalo — Serbia
Branislav Krnetić — Serbia

Legal 500 Rankings

Legal 500 Ranked Individuals

MIP IP Stars Rankings

  • Bulgaria – Trademark — Tier 3
  • Croatia – Intellectual property — Tier 2
  • Romania – Trademark prosecution — Tier 2
  • Romania – Trademark contentious — Notable firm
  • Romania – Patent — Tier 3
  • Serbia – Intellectual property — Tier 1
  • Slovenia – Intellectual property — Recommended

MIP IP Stars Ranked Individuals

Chambers & Partners

  • Serbia – Intellectual Property — Band 1
  • North Macedonia – Intellectual Property — Spotlight Table

Chambers & Partners Ranked Individuals

World Trademark Review 1000 Rankings

  • Albania — Recommended
  • Bulgaria — Silver
  • Croatia — Gold
  • Romania — Enforcement and Litigation — Silver; Prosecution and Strategy — Silver
  • Russia — Prosecution and Strategy — Bronze
  • Serbia — Gold
  • Slovenia — Silver
  • Ukraine — Silver

World Trademark Review 1000 Ranked Individuals


  • Albania

    For those seeking a trusted guide to help them navigate the Eastern European IP landscape, PETOŠEVIĆ is a prime pick. It takes the time to understand clients’ business goals to ensure they get optimum return on investment in their brands. “The Albanian team has an established standard that is of the highest level of professionalism and handles a significant amount of prosecution work.”

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Serbia

    PETOŠEVIĆ is a boutique practice acting on the full range of IP matters for clients across CEE, with an increasing presence in the CIS region. The law firm represents major multinational corporations in contentious and non-contentious IP mandates, notably patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement across multiple jurisdictions. The lawyers are particularly present within the pharmaceutical sector. The team handles the national validation of European patents for international clients working in Serbia.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2022
  • Serbia

    A potent force in trademark practice and in IP more broadly, PETOŠEVIĆ is a discerning choice for multi-faceted cases that demand seamless cross-border cooperation. It astutely combines the talents of 130-plus practitioners across 16 offices – including a recent opening in Kazakhstan – to provide cradle-to-grave counsel across the trademark lifecycle, both quickly and cost effectively.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Serbia

    PETOŠEVIĆ is a wholly owned network of firms providing IP services throughout Eastern Europe. The practice has strength in advising multinationals on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with experience in patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement. It also has customs enforcement expertise. Clients have said: "You want a team you can rely on, and this IP team delivers on this", as well as "Easy-to-work with, skilled lawyers."

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
  • Slovenia

    For complex briefs demanding sound strategic guidance and seamless cooperation across borders, PETOŠEVIĆ can deliver on all counts. The Southeast European powerhouse combines the strengths of some 130 practitioners across 16 offices – with its latest outpost opening its doors in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in May 2020 – to meet and exceed all prosecution, portfolio management and enforcement needs of patrons without a hitch.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Romania

    From 16 bases in key spots across Eastern Europe – and leveraging close ties to affiliated firms in the surrounding area – PETOŠEVIĆ provides the gamut of trademark services across the region. The busy Bucharest branch is a central cog in its slick machine, home to a six-strong team headed up by Aura Campeanu. Over the last 12 months, the group has continued to manage portfolios on a global scale, handled more than 300 administrative proceedings and appeared in a wide range of actions before the police and customs authorities, as well as in court. Its glittering client roster includes tech giants, TV and film studios and some of the world’s best-known food and drink brands. “They understand our strategies and respect them, tailoring their advice to meet our goals,” observes one happy patron. “They help us see around corners and find creative yet practical solutions that allow us to use our brand unimpeded. We appreciate their expertise in multiple jurisdictions in Eastern Europe, as well as their responsiveness.”

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Ukraine

    With 130 practitioners in 16 offices strategically located across Eastern Europe, PETOŠEVIĆ provides a seamless trademark service throughout the region, and its Kyiv outpost is a key cog in this slick machine. The 11-strong team includes eight qualified attorneys, who work tirelessly to protect and defend the interests of clients both at home and further afield. Patrons include some of the world’s biggest technology companies, as well as heavyweight brand owners in the food and drink, FMCG and fashion industries.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Croatia

    The sweeping network of offices and foreign associates that PETOŠEVIĆ has cultivated makes it one of the CEE’s most prominent and reliable boutiques. The firm tends to the needs of a wide range of brand owners, protecting their assets to the hilt in a region which can be challenging to navigate.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Croatia

    Led out of Croatia by Ivan Kos and aided by a pervasive presence throughout Eastern Europe, boutique firm PETOŠEVIĆ is well-placed to advise domestic and international clients on their domestic and regional IP needs.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
  • North Macedonia

    PETOŠEVIĆ is an important regional IP practice with a notably strong reputation for work in North Macedonia. The firm assists international brands with oppositions to the registration of trade marks in North Macedonia, and it has experience in the appeal of adverse decisions taken by the State Office of Industrial Property. It handles enforcement actions against trade mark infringers, including in relation to domain name abuse. The firm benefits from a network of offices in the SEE region, which can coordinate efforts to deal with anti-counterfeiting cases that spill over into multiple jurisdictions. "They exclusively do IP and are famous for that work," states one source.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2022
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    PETOŠEVIĆ has a market-leading IP practice and is particularly highly regarded for its contentious offering, which includes prosecution, litigation and counterfeiting cases. Drawing on the wider firm's network across the CEE region, the team is particularly able to provide support to cross-border businesses.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
  • Bulgaria

    Across the CEE and beyond, PETOŠEVIĆ is a go-to for cast-iron trademark protection. The venerable firm has seen and done it all throughout its storied history and can tackle any trademark instruction going with confidence and poise. Its enduring popularity among global brand owners is testament to the superior quality of its work and unswerving commitment to client care.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022