Predrag Anokić

  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney *

With almost 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property, Predrag has efficiently and effectively handled a multitude of both routine and complex IP matters. Predrag’s practice focuses on clearance, maintenance and enforcement issues for large international trademark portfolios, and he is also well versed in domain name issues and online infringement matters. While Predrag has represented clients from a variety of industries, he has regularly advised leading multinational apparel and footwear, energy drinks and food packaging companies on trademark prosecution and enforcement strategies in Eastern Europe. In 2017, he transitioned from the role of Senior Associate to the role of Chief Operations Officer. Predrag is an active INTA member and has represented PETOŠEVIĆ at numerous conferences and meetings.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2007, Predrag worked as a trademark examiner at the Serbian Patent and Trademark Office, where he handled all trademark-related matters.

* Contractor

Practice Areas


  • European Patent Attorney, 2011
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney, Serbia, 2009


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


  • Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, LLB, 2006


  • Seminar on the European patent system, organized by the European Patent Office (EPO), Belgrade, Serbia, May 2011
  • Conference on Community Trademark (CTM) issues and new strategy development, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA), Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • Conference on intellectual property protection, for the representatives of the Police, the Prosecutor's Office, and the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2009
  • Seminar on methodology for the development of national IP strategies, organized by the Serbian Industrial Property Office, WIPO and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2008
  • Seminar on trademarks, organized by the Serbian Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Organization (EPO) under the supervision of the European Agency for Reconstruction, Belgrade, Serbia, March 2007
  • Advanced Successful Technology Licensing (STL) Course, WIPO, Belgrade, Serbia, October 2006
  • Seminar on the Protection of Geographical Indications, Regional CARDS IPR Project, Budva, Montenegro, October 2006


  • "Protecting IP on the Internet in Serbia", PETOŠEVIĆ Webinar "Internet and Social Media - IP Protection in Southeastern Europe", BrightTALK, March 31, 2015



  • INTA Committee Member, Trademark Office Practices Committee, 2012 - 2013 Term, 2024 - 2025 Term
  • INTA Committee Member, Internet Committee, 2022 - 2023 Term
  • INTA Committee Member, Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee, 2018 - 2019 Term, 2020 - 2021 Term
  • INTA Committee Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2016 - 2017 Term
  • INTA Committee Member, European National Trademark Office Relations Subcommittee of the Trademark Office Practices Committee, 2014 - 2015 Term


  • EPI
  • INTA

Professional Activities

  • Panelist before the Serbian Arbitration for the Resolution of Domain Name Disputes, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011


  • A go-to practitioner for trade mark litigation and enforcements, Mihajlo Zatezalo is Western Balkans regional manager, while Predrag Anokić is chief operations officer. At senior associate level, Mirjana Živković oversees multinationals’ IP portfolios and enforcement programmes; Ivan Matić advises on the surveillance, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods; and Ana Stojanović has a broad IP practice. Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

  • Chief Operations Officer Predrag Anokić leverages almost 20 years in the game to bring home victories when it comes to both routine and complex IP matters. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2023

  • Western Balkans regional manager Mihajlo Zatezalo routinely handles complex trade mark litigation and enforcement work, and office leader Mirjana Živković has extensive experience in the prosecution and enforcement of IP rights in Serbia. Predrag Anokić is chief operations officer, while Ivan Matić and Ana Stojanović are highly regarded senior associates. Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

  • Adroitly handling both routine and complex matters, chief operations officer Predrag Anokić can take any large-scale portfolio and whip it into shape through shrewd clearance and maintenance strategies and robust enforcement plans. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022

  • Chief operations officer Predrag Anokić is “super-dedicated to clients and finds the best and most efficient ways forward”. He maintains a comprehensive practice, but is best known for his prosecution proficiency. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021

  • The practice is widely respected for its representation in patent and trade mark prosecutions, enforcements and customs enforcements. 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. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

  • Predrag Anokić is a “highly skilled trademark disputes expert who is responsive and flexible in his approach to representation”. “Predrag is excellent at modulating his advice based on the precise nature of the challenges that his clients face.” 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. The names to note are Mihajlo Zatezalo, Predrag Anokić, attorney at law Mirjana Živković and senior associate Ivan Matić. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

  • Predrag Anokić possesses “vast IP knowledge and always takes an effective, business-oriented approach. On top of that, he’s extremely responsive, providing clear, well thought-out feedback in time-critical situations.” WTR 1000 Rankings, 2019

  • Having worked at the IPO, Predrag Anokić brings a unique understanding of formal and substantive application procedures to the table. “Clients think the world of his advice and prompt attention to their matters. He handles everything deftly, efficiently and effectively.” WTR 1000 Rankings, 2018

  • Predrag Anokić shores things up on the prosecution side, meticulously overseeing portfolios with a fine-tuned business mind. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2017

  • “The super-responsive Predrag Anokić makes light work of tricky clearance, maintenance and enforcement briefs.” WTR 1000 Rankings, 2016

  • “Immensely skilled” senior associate Predrag Anokić focuses on clearance, maintenance and enforcement issues for internationals and also comes highly recommended. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2015

  • The “helpful, prompt and thorough” Predrag Anokić is “superlative in his response times”. One client confides: “I am pleased to work with him; in a challenging market he can help tackle any issue.”

  • WTR 1000 Rankings, 2014