PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia

Bulevar oslobođenja 87
11040 Belgrade
Serbia

Contact

Mirjana Živković

  • Head of Office
  • Attorney at Law
  • Trademark & Patent Agent
  • European Patent Attorney
Phone: 
+ 381 11 78 55 900
Fax: 
+ 381 11 78 55 901

Country Facts

Population
7,078,110
Languages
Serbian
Religions
Eastern Orthodox

International Conventions

Berne Convention (Copyright), Brussels Convention (Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite), Budapest Treaty, Co-operation and Extension Agreement in the Field of Patents, Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms, European Patent Convention, Hague Agreement (Industrial Designs), Lisabon Agreement, Locarno Agreement (Industrial Designs), Madrid Agreement, Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods, Madrid Protocol, Nairobi Treaty, Nice Agreement, Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Patent Law Treaty (PLT), Rome Convention, Singapore Treaty, Strasbourg Agreement, Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), Universal Copyright Convention (UCC), Vienna Agreement, WIPO, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), WIPO Performances and Phonograms treaty (WPPT), WTO (accession status)

Minimal Filing Requirements

Patent Applications

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

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

Notes

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 into Serbian.

Testimonials

  • The practice is widely respected for its representation in patent and trade mark prosecutions, enforcements and customs enforcements. It also fields non-contentious specialists. Mihajlo Zatezalo has over 20 years' IP experience; chief operations officer Predrag Anokić focuses on clearance, maintenance and enforcement issues for international trade mark portfolios; and office head Mirjana Živković oversees IP portfolios and enforcement programmes for large multinationals. Senior associate Ivan Matić is noted for his advice on the surveillance, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
  • One source comments that the firm is "the biggest name in IP" in Serbia, going on to attest that the lawyers "have a good reputation." Another market commentator reports: "It is a well-established and reputable firm." The firm is a boutique practice acting on the full range of IP matters for clients across Central and Eastern Europe, 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 consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors. Handles the national validation of European patents for international clients working in Serbia.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2020
  • “PETOŠEVIĆ is a top IP firm in Serbia. Stable and consistent in the practice, its professionals produce faultless work and show excellent strategic vision. They dive deep into cases and discover the most cost-effective solutions to problems, keeping clients updated no more or no less than is required.” Attesting to the depth of the local team, the firm has four individuals listed in the WTR 1000 Serbia chapter – more than any other firm.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2020
  • PETOŠEVIĆ’s key strengths are acting for multinational corporations in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement, and customs enforcement.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2019
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is a very well-established name on the market. Its lawyers do a lot of prosecution and enforcement work and really take the time to understand their clients’ needs. They are extremely reliable. The 16-office powerhouse covers more than 30 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe, making it a popular choice among major multinationals.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2019
  • Boutique practice acting on the full range of IP matters for clients across the region. Sources enthuse: “The lawyers co-ordinate matters well and provide relevant updates. They also handle the cases very efficiently.”

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2019
  • With a 15-strong network of offices, PETOŠEVIĆ has the critical mass and footprint needed to support even the most trademark-rich multinationals. Its skilled professionals adapt to each client’s needs and provide detailed, practical and realistic counsel fast. When one of them is handling your case, you can rest assured that it will be in safe hands.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2018
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is highly rated for the prosecution and enforcement of patents and trade marks, and customs enforcement.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2018
  • Interviewees praise the lawyers' "promptness in handling matters and their case-by-case approach," noting that they "always bear in mind the client's needs and requests." Other market commentators say: "They provide a high-quality service, have been present in the market for such a long time and are very specialised in IP."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2018
  • PETOŠEVIĆ always meets clients expectations and is excellent at managing its resources.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • Boutique practice providing a full range of IP services for clients across the region. Noted for experienced representation of major multinational corporations in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, notably patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement across multiple jurisdictions. Especially active in customs enforcement. Particularly present within the consumer goods, food and drink, and travel and leisure sectors. Clients praise team members for their "promptness in handling matters, always bearing in mind the client's needs and requests, and their case-by-case approach."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2017
  • Market-leading team providing a full range of IP services for clients across the region. Noted for experienced representation of major multinational corporations in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, notably patent and trade mark prosecution and enforcement across multiple jurisdictions, often involving customs issues.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2016
  • European-wide IP boutique Petoševic is "one of the most efficient firms we have collaborated with over time". The 30-strong team in Belgrade, led by Mihajlo Zatezalo, handles all types of IP work on behalf of leading global brands such as Nike International, Bayer, PepsiCo, Harley-Davidson and Diageo.

    Legal 500, EMEA, 2016
  • Boutique PETOŠEVIĆ offers a comprehensive package of contentious and non-contentious services to major names operating across the Balkans. The burgeoning team has enjoyed a series of decisive courtroom victories of late; representing Prada and FC Barcelona, it cracked down on infringements and the wholesale distribution of counterfeit goods. Away from the frontlines, the group has also been busy with prosecution mandates. It is the country’s biggest filer, with many of the most valuable rights bearing its stamp.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2016