PETOŠEVIĆ North Macedonia

Orce Nikolov 68/4
1000 Skopje
North Macedonia


Mihajlo Zatezalo

  • Regional Manager – Western Balkans
  • Head of Office - North Macedonia
  • Attorney at Law
  • Trademark & Patent Agent
  • European Patent Attorney

Country Facts

Macedonian, Albanian
Macedonian Orthodox, Muslim

International Conventions

Paris Convention, WIPO, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Madrid Agreement, Nice Agreement, Berne Convention (Copyright), Locarno Agreement (Industrial designs), GATT/WTO Agreement, Hague Agreement (Industrial Designs), European Patent Convention, Rome Convention, Strasbourg Agreement, Budapest Treaty, Copyright Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Lisbon Agreement, Patent Law Treaty, UPOV Convention, Vienna Agreement, Brussels Convention, Singapore Treaty, Phonograms Convention, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, TRIPS Agreement

Minimal Filing Requirements

Patent Applications

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

Trade/Service Mark Applications

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

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name and address of designer
  • 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 Macedonian.


  • Respected regional IP practice assisting with trade mark rights and infringements, copyright enforcement and anti-counterfeiting measures. Further expertise in IP-related administrative proceedings.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2019
  • Respected regional IP practice. Sources praise the department's responsiveness and add: "The team showed a good level of knowledge, timely reporting and reasonable costs."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2018
  • Respected regional IP practice. Advises on trade mark rights and infringement matters. Also represents clients in litigation. Acts for both domestic and international clients, from sectors such as pharmaceuticals and food. Clients describe the team as "very responsive, very helpful and very accommodating for busy clients."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2017
  • Regional IP player with a top-rated Macedonian office. Recognised for experience of patent and trade mark prosecutions before national and international offices, and representing primarily international clients before the Macedonian courts.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2016