PETOŠEVIĆ People

  • Q&A with Ana Družinec

    On her 12-year anniversary in the firm, we talked to Ana Družinec, Senior Patent and Trademark Paralegal, part of the PETOŠEVIĆ Croatia team. Having lived most of her life in France, Ana handles trademark and patent prosecution, as well as industrial design and domain name matters, primarily for clients from French-speaking countries. We asked Ana about her work, her favorite food, books, and much more.

  • Q&A with Ivan Matić

    Senior Associate Ivan Matić has been part of the PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia team for over 10 years. Ivan works with the Serbian customs, police and market inspectorate authorities on the surveillance, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods and also handles clearance, maintenance and enforcement issues concerning international trademark portfolios. We asked Ivan about his work, his favorite food, his pastimes, and much more.

  • Q&A with Natalia Osipenko

    After working as a patent engineer and research scientist for the Belgorod State Technological University and honing her IP skills at another international law firm in Moscow, patent attorney Natalia Osipenko joined the PETOŠEVIĆ Russia team in 2019, where she focuses on patent prosecution before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices. We asked Natalia about her work, interests, the most important thing she learned in the last five years, and much more.

  • Q&A with Vladimir Nika

    PETOŠEVIĆ Albania Head of Office Vladimir Nika has been with the firm since 2004 and has over 25 years of IP experience under his belt. With degrees in metallurgy and mechanical engineering, and a long career teaching at the Polytechnic University in Tirana, Vladimir’s practice focuses on patents, while he also counsels clients on clearance, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks in Albania. We asked Vladimir about his work, hobbies, interests, and much more.

  • Q&A with Daria Dunai

    After working in the IP field for 24 years, many of which she spent as a partner at one of the leading IP firms in Belarus, Daria Dunai joined the newest PETOŠEVIĆ office, in Minsk, Belarus, in 2018. As a patent and trademark attorney, Daria handles the entire range of IP work for our clients operating in Belarus, with an accent on patent matters. We asked Daria about her work, hobbies, interests, and much more.

  • Q&A with Ana Stojanović

    Attorney at Law Ana Stojanović has been part of the PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia team for over 12 years. As an experienced IP practitioner, Ana advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law and represents the firm at various conferences. We asked Ana about her work, her favorite food and music, and much more.

  • Q&A with Umida Solijonova

    Before joining the PETOŠEVIĆ team in Uzbekistan in 2017, Junior Associate Umida Solijonova worked at another Tashkent law firm and interned at a law firm in Beijing, China, where she also obtained her LLM degree. We asked Umida about her work, her hobbies, what most people do not know about her, and much more.

  • Q&A with Barbara Mencin

    Barbara Mencin joined PETOŠEVIĆ Slovenia in 2015 as a junior associate and became our Ljubljana team leader three years later, in 2018. Barbara mostly handles trademark prosecution and enforcement in Slovenia and various other jurisdictions in which PETOŠEVIĆ operates. We asked Barbara about her work, her hobbies, where she would take us in Ljubljana, and much more.

  • Q&A with Alexey Rumyantsev

    After working as a patent examiner at the Russian PTO for seven years, Alexey Rumyantsev joined our Moscow team in 2016. As a Patent Attorney, Alexey handles patent prosecution and enforcement in Russia, particularly within the fields of electronics and mechanics, with an emphasis on medical devices. We asked Alexey about his work, the music he likes, things no one knows about him, and much more.

  • Q&A with Ana Opalić

    Part of the PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia team, Associate Ana Opalić focuses on complex trademark matters and works with the Serbian customs authorities on the surveillance, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods. Before joining our Belgrade team in 2013, Ana worked as a legal advisor at the Consumer Center of Serbia. We asked Ana about her work, her pastimes, favorite books, and much more.

  • Q&A with Viktoriia Smyrnova

    Before starting her career in IP, Trademark and Patent Paralegal Viktoriia Smyrnova from our Kyiv office worked for Save the Children International and the United Nations’ World Food Program. Viktoriia now handles trademark and industrial design prosecution in Ukraine and other former USSR countries. We asked Viktoriia about her work, favorite pastimes and much more.

  • Q&A with Balázs Csányi

    The head of our Hungary office, Attorney at Law Balázs Csányi, joined PETOŠEVIĆ in 2017 after spending eight years at another Hungarian IP firm. Balázs mostly handles trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as domain dispute litigation and other Internet-related IP issues. We asked Balázs about his work, his hobbies, his favorite food, and much more.

  • Q&A with Jasna Jusić

    PETOŠEVIĆ Montenegro Head of Office Jasna Jusić has been part of our Podgorica team since the office launch in 2007. Jasna advises clients on all aspects of IP law, and represents clients from a variety of industries in trademark infringement cases in Montenegro. We asked Jasna about her work, her pastimes, favorite books, and much more.

  • Q&A with Đurđa Krivokapić

    Based in our Belgrade office, Marketing Coordinator Đurđa Krivokapić handles various marketing projects for the firm, such as our monthly newsletter on the most recent intellectual property developments in the region. We asked Đurđa about her work, what it is like working in marketing for an IP firm, her hobbies, and much more.

  • Q&A with Oleh Karpenko

    Part of the PETOŠEVIĆ Ukraine team, attorney at law Oleh Karpenko develops and implements enforcement strategies related to software copyright, trademark, design and plant variety rights in Ukraine and other former USSR countries. Before joining the Kyiv team in 2018, Oleh worked in IP at other Ukrainian law firms and was an investigator and prosecuting attorney at several district prosecutor’s offices. We asked Oleh about his work, his hobbies, and much more.

  • Q&A with Julia Zhevid

    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.

  • Q&A with Roxana Sarghi

    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.

  • Q&A with Dimitar Batakliev

    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.

  • Q&A with Jovana Matić

    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.

  • Q&A with Ivan Nagornykh

    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.

  • Q&A with Natalia Stetsenko

    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.

  • Q&A with Tarik Prolaz

    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.

  • Q&A with Mayya Pak

    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.

  • Q&A with Anamarija Stančić Petrović

    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.

  • Q&A with Aura Campeanu

    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.

  • Q&A with Djakhangir Aripov

    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.

  • Q&A with Tatyana Kulikova

    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.

  • Q&A with Mihajlo Zatezalo

    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.

  • Q&A with Predrag Anokić

    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.