Anamarija Stančić Petrović

  • Patent, Trademark and Design Agent
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney *

Anamarija has been skillfully and successfully handling prosecution and enforcement of all types of intellectual property rights for more than 20 years.

Anamarija’s specialization in IP and medicine is advantageous when handling patent and trademark-related matters in the pharmaceutical sector, such as trade secrets and confidential information, supplementary protection certificates, data exclusivity (including issues on biosimilars), compulsory licensing, market authorizations for medicines and medical devices and plant variety rights.

Anamarija was the head of our Croatia office until 2017. She organized and led various IP trainings and capacity building projects aimed at strengthening our teams and practice in Bosnia, Macedonia and other offices in the region.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2004, she spent seven years at a leading Croatian law firm as a Senior Patent and Trademark Consultant.


  • Patent, Trademark and Design Agent, Croatia, 2015
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 2015


Native Croatian (similar to Bosnian, Montenegrin and Serbian), fluent English and Italian, intermediate Dutch. Working knowledge of Balkan Slavic languages.


  • University of London, Queen Mary University of London & University College London, LLM in Intellectual Property Law, 2013
  • University of Sarajevo, Music Academy, Department of Musicology, BA in Musicology, 1994


  • EPO Workshops "Legal Information about patents", "EPOLINE Electronic Filing". EPIDOS Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002
  • EPO Seminar "Search and Documentation Working Methods at the European Patent Office". DG1, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2001
  • BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, Course in obtaining, enforcing and evaluating intellectual property rights in Europe (Certified), Munich, Germany, 2000
  • EPO, INPADOC databases training course (Certified), Vienna, 2000
  • EPO, PATINNOVA/EPIDOS Annual Conference, Halkidiki, Greece, 1999
  • EPO, Patent drafting Course (Certified), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1998


  • “Croatia Chapter”. Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks throughout the World. Kluwer Law International. (since 2016)

  • “Interview with Anamarija Stančić Petrović, Director — Croatia office, PETOŠEVIĆ”. The James Nurton Interview, Alicante News OHIM. (February, 2015)

  • “Effect of EU Enlargement on IP Law and Practice in Croatia”. Lawyer Monthly Global Expert 2014 — Intellectual Property. Lawyer Monthly Magazine. (2014)

  • “Croatia”. Trademarks Throughout the World, 5th Edition, Vol. 1. Thomson Reuters/West (November 2013)

  • “New Laws on Medicines and Medical Devices Enter into force in Croatia”. Law Lore & Practice. Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group. (September, 2013)

  • “Anamarija Stančić Petrović was interviewed and quoted in ‘Croatia — Joining the European Club’ ”. World Intellectual Property Review. Newton Media Ltd. (August, 2013)

  • “Is Croatia ready?”. The Patent Lawyer. CTC Legal Media. (March/April, 2013)

  • “Tightening Up in the Balkans”. World Intellectual Property Review Annual 2010. Newton Media Limited (2010)

  • Contributor for Croatia to the online “Country Survey”. Country Index. S.M.D. Markeur. (April, 2010)

  • Anamarija has contributed numeruos other articles on IP-related matters in Croatia that were published in various professional magazines and newsletters, including International Bar Association publications, INTA Bulletin, BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc, WIPR, and Computer Law Association’s Bulletin.

  • She also contributed to the Section on Intellectual Property Legislation in Croatia for the book “S’implanter en Croatie” prepared by Mission Economique de Zagreb and published by UBIFRANCE.


  • INTA Committee Member, Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee, 2016 - 2017 Term
  • INTA Committee Member, Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee, 2014 - 2015 Term


  • INTA
  • ECTA
  • Croatian Chamber of Patent and Trademark Attorneys
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  • Leveraging its network of offices across Eastern Europe, as well as receiving referral work from law firms in other regions, boutique IP firm PETOŠEVIĆ excels at handling trade mark and patent prosecution and enforcement matters. Anamarija Stančić is particularly recommended for her patent and trade mark work within the pharmaceutical sector. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

  • Commercially savvy attorneys in Zagreb give clients 24/7 care and ensure that work is completed on budget and on time, with no exceptions. Ivan Kos and Anamarija Stancic Petrovic embody this customer-oriented ethos. Petrovic understands the interconnectivity of the modern world – and consequently the need for a global branding strategy – as well as anyone. “Her advice is always sound; you know that she will produce great results whatever the issue. It’s a real pleasure working with her.” WTR 1000 Rankings, 2019

  • The Croatian team excels at handling trade mark and patent prosecution work for international clients. The team also regularly handles trade mark infringement and unfair competition cases. Ivan Kos and Anamarija Stančić Petrović are recommended. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

  • PETOŠEVIĆ’s Croatian team has extensive experience before the EU Intellectual Property Office, which it utilised recently to help the ice cream and frozen food producer Ledo win an opposition against an EU trademark filed by Nappo & Moritz. Captain Anamarija Stancic Petrovic took care of this matter and secured victory for Ledo with an assured performance before the Board of Appeal. “She’s a really intelligent, professional and reliable practitioner with plenty of experience.” WTR 1000 Rankings, 2018

  • ‘Thoughtful and hardworking’ team head Anamarija Stančić Petrović provides ‘a fantastic level of service’. Legal 500, 2017

  • The seasoned Anamarija Stančić Petrović has 17 years’ experience in the field; her strong suits include domain name and design issues. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2017

  • Running the show, Anamarija Stančić Petrović furnishes clients with know-how and savvy garnered over 17 years of IP experience. Handling clearance and enforcement with equal aplomb, she also boasts ancillary expertise in designs and domain names. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2016

  • Anamarija Stančić Petrović spearheads the team: “She has incredible knowledge of trademark law and is exceptionally organised.” WTR 1000 Rankings 2015

  • Head of the Croatian office, Anamarija Stančić has a long track record of handling IP matters, and is commended for her management skills. Chambers Europe 2013