Berina Prolaz

  • Associate
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney

Berina handles prosecution and enforcement of IP rights in Bosnia. She has represented major apparel and automotive companies in customs and other administrative proceedings, handled multiple opposition cases for one of the world’s biggest technology companies, assisted an international hospitality company in franchise cases, and represented a leading consumer goods company in an online trademark infringement case.

Before joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2011, she spent two years working as a junior associate at the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.

Practice Areas


  • State Bar Exam, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012


Native Bosnian (similar to Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian and Slovenian), fluent English


  • Sarajevo University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, LLB, 2008


  • International Trademark Association Committee Member, Europe & Central Asia Subcommittee of the Parallel Imports Committee, 2014 - 2015 Term


  • INTA


  • Tarik Prolaz regularly assists in contentious matters concerning domestic and international IP, and leads the team from the Sarajevo office. He is assisted by associate Berina Prolaz, whose practice covers prosecution and enforcement of IP rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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. Tarik Prolaz leads the team out of Sarajevo. Associate Berina Prolaz provides additional support. Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

  • 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. Practice head Tarik Prolaz leads the team, which fields experts including Berina Prolaz and trade mark enforcement specialist Ana Stojanović. 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. Associate Berina Prolaz is also recommended. 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, with head of office Tarik Prolaz acting for a client in the restaurant sector in a dispute pertaining to unauthorised use of its trade marks by a competitor. Associate Berina Prolaz is another name to note. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018