PETOŠEVIĆ PEOPLE: Q&A with Bojana Stojanović

Paralegal Bojana Stojanović has been part of our Serbia team for over 10 years. Bojana prepares search reports, prosecutes trademark applications and handles trademark renewals for multiple clients with large portfolios. We asked Bojana about her work, her pastimes, the music she likes, and much more.

  1. How did you start your career in IP?

    It wasn’t planned — a friend of mine who was working at PETOŠEVIĆ told me the firm was hiring, so I applied and got the job!

  2. What is the most challenging aspect of your work?

    Juggling multiple urgent tasks and queries for different countries.

  3. What do you most enjoy doing at work?

    I like it when I successfully complete my tasks.

  4. What would you be working in, if you weren’t working in IP?

    I wanted to work in diplomacy or teach history.

  5. What was the first job you’ve ever had?


  6. What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working?

    I love playing with my son and making pancakes.

  7. What book did you read last?

    “The Pelican Island” by Miodrag Majić, a Serbian legal scholar, judge and author.

  8. What is your favorite song/music at the moment?

    I love different kinds of catchy songs that keep the spirits high.

  9. What is your favorite dish of all time?

    My favorites are sarma (sour cabbage rolls filled with rice and minced meat) and gibanica (traditional type of pastry popular all over the Balkans, usually made with cottage cheese and eggs). I also love Mediterranean cuisine.

  10. If you could meet anyone in the world, from the past or present, who would it be and why?

    My great-grandmother because she was a lovely and caring person, and a beautiful woman.

  11. What was your favorite subject in school and why?

    History — I was interested in events, personal traits and relations that influenced the past and present.

  12. What did you want to be when growing up?

    A dancer.

  13. Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.

    I used to practice gymnastics, I am terrified of heights, and I love yoga.

  14. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

    I would love to learn figure skating and to speak German fluently.

  15. What is your biggest frustration about the world around you?

    There is too much unnecessary stress and a general lack of empathy.

  16. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

    I have been learning how to be a parent!

  17. What do you wish you could have told yourself at age 13?

    Be happy regardless of the circumstances.

  18. What cities/countries have you lived in?

    I have only lived in Belgrade, Serbia.

  19. If you could live in another country of the 30+ countries where PETOŠEVIĆ operates, which would you pick and why?

    I would pick the Czech Republic because I adore Prague.

  20. If someone came to your city for 24 hours, where would you take them?

    I would take them to the Sava or Danube river bank to have breakfast, to Tašmajdan park, St. Mark’s Church and Knez Mihailova Street for a walk, to the Skadarlija bohemian quarter to have something delicious for lunch, to the Kalemegdan fortress for an afternoon stroll, and to a pub downtown for an evening drink.

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