PETOŠEVIĆ Rankings 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021

IAM Patent 1000 Rankings

  • Romania — Highly recommended for Patent Prosecution
  • Russia — Recommended for Patent Prosecution
  • Ukraine — Silver band

IAM Patent 1000 Ranked Individuals

WTR Global Leaders 2021

WIPR Leaders 2021

Mihajlo Zatezalo — Serbia

Legal 500 Rankings

Legal 500 Ranked Individuals

Chambers & Partners

  • Montenegro – Corporate/Commercial — Band 3
  • North Macedonia – Intellectual Property — Spotlight Table
  • Serbia – Intellectual Property — Band 1

Chambers & Partners 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 prosecution — Recommended
  • Serbia – Intellectual property — Tier 1
  • Slovenia – Intellectual property — Recommended
  • Ukraine – Trademark — Tier 3
  • Ukraine – Patent — Notable firm

MIP IP Stars 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


  • Romania

    Staffed with more than 130 professionals across 16 offices and operating in some 30-plus jurisdictions, PETOŠEVIĆ is a major player in the Commonwealth of Independent States region. Much like its sister offices, the Romanian outpost is a superb choice for prior art searches, prosecution and robust litigation advice across Europe.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Ukraine

    With 130 dedicated practitioners working out of 16 offices across Eastern Europe, PETOŠEVIĆ is a regional powerhouse and its Ukrainian outpost is key to its continued success. It provides the full suite of patent services to a technically and geographically varied client base, which benefits not only from its own extensive presence, but also from a carefully cultivated network of affiliated contacts worldwide.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Croatia

    Led from Croatia by Ivan Kos and also able to leverage the expertise of lawyers based throughout the CEE, IP boutique PETOŠEVIĆ is particularly well-positioned to advise international clients on trade mark clearance, protection and enforcement, both domestically and throughout the region.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • Slovenia

    The Slovenian outpost of PETOŠEVIĆ may be lean in size, but it has the full weight of this Eastern European prosecution powerhouse behind it. The wider firm has some 120 professionals based in 17 offices across the continent, who provide a superior service in 30-plus jurisdictions. It offers robust support at every stage of the brand lifecycle, but exceeds all expectations in portfolio management and administrative actions, where its practitioners showcase seamless interoffice cooperation to great effect.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Montenegro

    Notable regional IP boutique that advises clients on the full range of IP-related matters. Regularly represents clients from the consumer goods sector in anti-counterfeiting measures. Also advises on trade mark infringement and protection matters.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2021
  • North Macedonia

    Well-regarded regional IP practice assisting with trade mark rights and infringements, copyright enforcement and anti-counterfeiting measures. Further expertise in IP-related administrative proceedings. Acts for international clients on IP applications and violations in North Macedonia, in sectors such as sportswear and food and beverages, representing global brands. Benefits from a network of offices in the SEE region.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2021
  • Bulgaria

    A well-known name in the IP world, PETOŠEVIĆ has established itself as a formidable presence throughout Eastern Europe. The Bulgarian branch operates on both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide and has recently been assigned all EUIPO work for the firm

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Romania

    The Bucharest office of Luxembourg-headquartered PETOŠEVIĆ is a vital cog in its network of 16 offices across Eastern Europe. The group excels at prosecution, but also provides invaluable advice on litigation strategy and assistance in the negotiation of IP-related settlements. Through cross-border collaboration with affiliated firms, it can support clients in more than 30 jurisdictions across the wider region, including A-listers in the food and drink, automotive, high-technology and film and television sectors.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Albania

    With 17 offices across Eastern Europe, PETOŠEVIĆ has long mastered the art of cross-office collaboration. The Albanian branch, led by Vladimir Nika, works cohesively with its counterparts to ensure that rights holders enjoy seamless and comprehensive IP protection on a regional level through a single point of contact.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Serbia

    Boutique practice acting on the full range of IP matters for clients across CEE, with an increasing presence in the CIS region. Represents major multinational corporations in contentious and non-contentious IP mandates, notably patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement across multiple jurisdictions. Particularly present within the pharmaceutical sector. Handles the national validation of European patents for international clients working in Serbia. One interviewee says about the lawyers: "They are quick, efficient and realistic about what to expect depending on the circumstances of the case." Clients also say: "They are always reactive, on time and ensure a perfect follow-up of all the files in these areas."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2021
  • Serbia

    “Well networked and super-thorough, PETOŠEVIĆ has impressive manpower, covers a lot of ground and always comes out on top. It listens to clients intently and has the structure to tackle any challenge in a modern, cost-effective way.”

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Croatia

    With boots on the ground in 17 countries and a finely cultivated network of foreign associates in a further 15, PETOŠEVIĆ serves brand owners across Eastern Europe and the Balkans with ease and efficiency. The Croatian ensemble is also a repository of trust for many international law firms seeking deep local insight in opposition proceedings and anti-counterfeiting mandates.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    PETOŠEVIĆ has an excellent market reputation across the intellectual property space and handles high-value litigation, prosecution and counterfeiting cases. Tarik Prolaz, who leads the team from the Sarajevo office, undertakes a number of contentious mandates for global clients operating in the hospitality and automotive sectors. The practice is able to leverage its wide pan-CEE network to undertake cross-border work. Berina Prolaz is a core member of the group, as is Ana Stojanović, who specialises in trade mark enforcement work.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • Ukraine

    The Kiev office of PETOŠEVIĆ is part of a group of IP firms operating across the CEE region under the same name. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, which range from patent and trade mark prosecution to portfolio management and enforcement. The team handles matters for international clients both in Ukraine and other Russian-speaking countries. Dina Petošević and senior associate Natalia Stetsenko are the main contacts. A client says: ‘A great firm, very efficient.’

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • Ukraine

    With over 120 people stationed in 16 locations throughout Eastern Europe, PETOŠEVIĆ has all the resources needed to provide a full-bodied trademark service across more than 30 jurisdictions.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • Serbia

    PETOŠEVIĆ is widely respected for its assistance to multinational corporations with contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement. Other areas of expertise include the seizure of counterfeit goods, and large numbers of trade mark applications in Serbia and regionally. Mihajlo Zatezalo has approximately 25 years' IP experience, also in neighbouring Balkan countries; office head Mirjana Živković manages IP portfolios and enforcement programmes for multinational corporations; and Predrag Anokić is the experienced chief operations officer. Ivan Matić is a key senior associate.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2021