People

Prof. Dr.
Vladimir Nika

  • Head of Office
  • Trademark & Patent Agent
  • European Patent Attorney *

With degrees in metallurgy and mechanical engineering, Vladimir’s practice focuses on patents, particularly on the preparation of patent applications and prosecution before the Albanian Trademark and Patent Office. He also counsels clients on clearance, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks in Albania. Prior to starting his career as Trademark and Patent Agent in 1995, Vladimir was a full time professor of Physical Metallurgy at the Polytechnic University in Tirana and still teaches there as a visiting professor. Vladimir joined PETOŠEVIĆ in 2004.

Admission

  • European Patent Attorney, 2010
  • Trademark and Patent Agent, 1997

Languages

Native Albanian, fluent French, English and Italian.

Education

  • Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI, France, PhD in Metallurgy, 1983
  • Ecole National des Mines de Douai, France, BA in Mechanical Engineering, 1975

Publications

  • Contributor for Albania to the online database “Practitioner’s Guide to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol”. International Trademark Association. (2017)

  • Contributor for Albania on Patents and Utility Models. Rubicon Personal IP®. Rubicon Publishers B.V. (June, 2013)

  • “Albania Chapter”. Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks throughout the World. Kluwer Law International. (August, 2012)

  • “Interview with Vladimir Nika: Enforcing IP Rights In Albania 2010 – 2015”. Intellectual Property Watch. (April 2012)

  • “Albania Chapter”. Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks throughout the World. Wolters Kluwer (2010)

Committees

  • European Patent Practice Committee of the European Patent Institute for the term 2014 - 2017

Membership

  • EPI
  • INTA

Professional Activities

  • Full Member of the 18th Council of EPI for the term 2017-2020
  • Full Member of the 17th Council of EPI for the term 2014-2017
  • Full Member of the 16th Council of EPI for the term 2011-2014
  • Moderator at INTA Roundtable on “Customs Watch in Albania” in Tirana, Albania on February 25, 2011
* Independent Contractor
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Testimonials

Vladimir Nika and Irma Cami are two practitioners who inspire confidence in everyone they meet. Nika is as astute filing applications before the Industrial Property Office as he is pleading in court. WTR 1000, 2018

Polyglot Vladimir Nika is an IP whizz who publishes widely on the topic. WTR 1000, 2017

Vladimir Nika is applauded for “looking at tricky situations from many different angles”. Fluent in English, French and Italian, he is especially popular with international companies. WTR 1000, 2016

Albania office director Vladimir Nika primarily focuses on patents, but also counsels on the clearance and maintenance of trademarks. WTR 1000 Rankings, 2015