News & Resources


  • Before joining the PETOŠEVIĆ team in Moscow in 2016 and focusing her practice on trademark prosecution and enforcement, Junior Associate Julia Zhevid worked in the international tax planning department at a Russian law firm. We asked Julia about her work, her hobbies, the most important thing she learned in the last five years, and much more.

  • After joining our Bucharest team in 2007 as an Administrative Assistant and becoming a Trademark and Patent Paralegal the following year, sociologist Roxana Sarghi decided to pursue a degree in law, earned her LLB and progressed to the role of Associate in 2018. She now advises clients from a variety of industries on all aspects of registration and maintenance of IP rights in multiple jurisdictions. We asked Roxana about her work, her hobbies, and much more.

  • After working as a lawyer at the Bulgarian Patent Office for five years, Dimitar Batakliev joined our Sofia team in 2014, which he has led as Head of Office since 2017. Dimitar’s practice focuses on contentious trademark matters and the protection of IP rights on social media and the Internet. We asked Dimitar about his work, the music he likes, his pet peeves, and much more.

  • The first non-legal professional from the PETOŠEVIĆ team that we are speaking to is our Chief HR Officer Jovana Matić, based in our Belgrade office. Besides being in charge of HR matters at PETOŠEVIĆ, Jovana is also a yoga and meditation teacher! We asked Jovana about her work, what it is like working in HR for an IP firm, her pastimes, and much more.

  • After working as a patent examiner at the Russian Patent Office for eight years, physicist and patent attorney Ivan Nagornykh joined our Moscow team in 2014, where he handles the prosecution and enforcement of national and Eurasian patents from various industry and technology sectors including mechanics, medical equipment, computer technology, and electronics. We asked Ivan about his work, his pastimes, his pet peeves, and much more.

  • Before joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2017 as a senior associate in our Kyiv office, where she handles contentious matters with an accent on enforcement of trademarks, industrial designs, patent rights and copyright, Natalia worked for 18 years with another firm in Kyiv. We asked Natalia about her work, books, music, and much more.

  • On his 11-year anniversary in the firm, we talked to Tarik Prolaz, head of our Bosnia and Herzegovina office. Besides being his eleventh year with PETOŠEVIĆ, 2018 is also the year Tarik was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for the continued praise he receives from his clients. We asked Tarik what makes IP challenging in Bosnia, what his hobbies are, where he would take us in Sarajevo, and much more.

  • Before joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2017 as an associate in our Moscow office and focusing her practice on trademarks, Mayya Pak worked in the litigation and dispute resolution department of a finance and real estate company and headed the legal department of a Moscow IT company. We asked Mayya about her work, her hobbies, the most important thing she learned in the last five years, and much more.

  • Anamarija Stančić Petrović was the head of our Zagreb office for 13 years; now based in Brussels, Anamarija has been our Deputy Chief Operations Officer since 2017. She has almost 20 years of experience in IP and has served on the firm’s management board since 2006. We asked Anamarija about her free time activities, significant life events and experiences, and much more.

  • Senior Associate Taras Kulbaba has been with the firm for almost nine years. Based in our Brussels office, he handles cases across 30 jurisdictions and regularly represents the firm at conferences. We asked Taras about his work, his hidden talents and skills, his favorite dishes, and much more.

  • Aura Campeanu has been heading our Bucharest office since its inception 13 years ago. With a degree in engineering and experience in managing EU Phare projects, Aura’s knowledge of IP grew with the firm and she is now considered one of the top practitioners in Romania. We asked Aura about her work, her turning points in life, which parts of Bucharest she would show to visitors, and much more.

  • Before joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2017 as the head of our newest office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Djakhangir Aripov worked in IP for over 13 years. His versatile experience includes teaching IP law and being a partner in a Central Asian regional IP firm. We asked Djakhangir about his work, his favorite food and music, and much more.

  • After 13 years of working in the IP field, nine of which she spent as the head of a trademark department at another Russian IP firm, Tatyana Kulikova joined PETOŠEVIĆ in 2014 as the head of our Russia office, our newest at the time, and she has led the growing Moscow team since then. We asked Tatyana about her hobbies, things no one knows about her, and much more.

  • After being the head of our largest office in Belgrade, Serbia for 12 years, Mihajlo Zatezalo transitioned to the role of Regional Manager for Western Balkans in 2017 and now oversees our offices in  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. We asked Mihajlo how come he started a career in the IP field, what the last book he read was, and much more.

  • On his 11-year anniversary in the firm, we talked to Predrag Anokić, our Chief Operations Officer based in our Belgrade office. Predrag joined the firm as an associate and got to know the firm and the IP field inside and out before transitioning to his current role in 2017. We asked Predrag about the strangest task he had in his IP career, about his pet peeve and much more.