PETOŠEVIĆ Bosnia & Herzegovina

Blažujski drum 2C
71210 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina


Tarik Prolaz

  • Head of Office - Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney
  • Attorney at Law
+387 33 841 045
+387 33 841 299

Country Facts

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

International Conventions

Paris Convention, WIPO, PCT, Madrid Agreement, Nice Agreement, Berne Convention (Copyright), Locarno Agreement (Industrial designs), WTO agreement

Minimal Filing Requirements

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name, address and occupation of the inventor
  • Priority application data
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • List of goods/services
  • At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • At least one drawing or photograph of the claimed model or design


All other documents may be filed subsequently. Powers of attorney and declarations need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the Patent and Trademark Office.

Some documents may require translation to Bosnian.


  • The highly specialised intellectual property practice at PETOŠEVIĆ offers market-leading IP services to clients from a diverse range of industries in Bosnia and abroad. In particular, the firm’s contentious practice is strong, and it is equipped to represent clients in litigation and anti-counterfeiting proceedings. "They are able to meet the needs of foreign/international clients and are used to provide services on a high level."

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2023
  • 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
  • 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
  • Clients praise PETOŠEVIĆ as 'the leading firm in intellectual property in Bosnia and Herzegovina'; it handles the full spectrum of IP matters with a focus on IP litigation, prosecution and counterfeiting cases. The team's international reach spans 30 jurisdictions across the CEE region, which ensures clients receive a notable cross-border service. Practice head Tarik Prolaz leads the team, which fields experts including Berina Prolaz and trade mark enforcement specialist Ana Stojanović. Clients have said: 'PETOŠEVIĆ is one of our most trusted legal partners in the region for multiple years. They are very knowledgeable and responsive, we always count on their sound advice.' 'Very outstanding partners and associates in multiple areas of intellectual property - including in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among others, I can name Ana Stojanović, Mihajlo Zatezalo and Tarik Prolaz, all of them with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.'

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
  • IP boutique PETOŠEVIĆ is noted for providing comprehensive advice to domestic as well as international clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. The team, led by Tarik Prolaz, is increasingly active in counterfeiting cases and acted for a client in the fashion industry in a dispute concerning the import of counterfeit footwear. Other highlights include handling several high-profile trade mark infringement cases.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2019
  • Specialist IP firm PETOŠEVIĆ’s team is ‘very responsive’. The group was active in several high-profile trade mark infringement disputes.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2018
  • Specialist firm PETOŠEVIĆ is ‘professional, prompt and always bears in mind the client’s needs’. Instructions during 2016 included handling trade mark disputes and anti-counterfeiting cases.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • Intellectual property specialist Petoševic has offices located throughout Southeastern Europe and is ‘one of the most efficient firms’, according to clients.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2016