Maja Žnidarič Plevnik

  • Senior Associate
  • Trademark and Design Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney

Maja’s practice focuses on trademark and industrial design litigation and enforcement, as well as customs enforcement. Maja represents clients before the Slovenian courts, the local intellectual property office and EUIPO, while she also works with the Slovenian customs authorities on the surveillance, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods. Maja advises clients on all aspects of IP law, and has represented clients from a variety of industries, focusing most recently on luxury. She also successfully represented a leading energy drink producer in court, in several trademark infringement cases against parallel importers. She has represented several leading companies in customs and other administrative proceedings and handled multiple opposition cases.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2012, she worked as a judicial clerk at the executive department of a local court in northeastern Slovenia.

Practice Areas


  • Trademark and Design Attorney, Slovenia, 2018
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 2018
  • State Bar Exam, Slovenia, 2017


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


  • Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, Slovenia, LLB, 2009


  • “Plain tobacco packaging obligatory as of 1 January 2020”. World Trademark Review Daily. Globe Business Media Group. (February 14, 2020)


  • INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2018 - 2019 Term, 2020 - 2021 Term


  • INTA
  • IACC / HIS - Expert Team Member