IP for Startups (IP2START®)

  • Helping emerging ventures identify, protect and exploit their valuable intangible assets
  • Providing free initial IP advice to startups and new entrepreneurs who may not have financial resources to work with IP lawyers from the start
  • Offering assistance to creative hubs and startup accelerators in developing support programs for innovators and creators

Having been dedicated to protecting IP in Eastern Europe and the former USSR region for almost three decades, mainly working with established businesses and multinational corporations, we like to use our experience to also help startups and small, emerging ventures identify, protect and exploit their valuable intangible assets. Our firm started as a one-man business 30 years ago (watch our story), so we are well aware of all the different types of work that need to be done and all the hurdles that need to be jumped for a small new business to become a successful one.

Under our IP2START® initiative, a mix of lawyers from our offices provide free initial IP advice to new entrepreneurs who may not know much about the opportunities that the IP system offers and may not have enough resources to hire a lawyer. We will help you devise an action plan to protect your idea, product or service, increase the value of your IP assets, and develop an effective IP strategy to grow your business.

Email startups@petosevic.com with basic information about your venture to help us prepare for our free one-hour initial consultation and we will get back to you within a few days. If you are located in one of the cities or countries where we have offices, we will schedule a meeting, and if not, we will arrange a call. Depending on the industry and your unique business plan, the initial IP2START® consultation will consist of the assessment of your venture’s IP potentials and gaps and tailor-made IP recommendations.

Our IP2START® initiative also includes educational and awareness activities around our region. We offer assistance to creative hubs and startup accelerators in developing support programs for innovators and creators, so let us know if you would like to organize a workshop or a lecture about protecting and managing IP assets.

Key Contacts

  • Ana Opalić

    • Associate
  • Anamarija Stančić Petrović

    • Head of Office - Brussels
    • Patent, Trademark and Design Agent
    • European Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Aura Campeanu

    • Head of Office
    • Trademark, Patent & Design Agent
  • Darko Bajalski

    • Associate
  • Dimitar Batakliev

    • Head of Office
    • Attorney at Law
    • Trademark & Patent Attorney
  • Djakhangir Aripov

    • Head of Office
    • Attorney at Law
    • Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Igor Alfiorov

    • Associate
  • Ivan Kos

    • Head of Office
    • Trademark Agent
    • European Trademark & Design Attorney
  • Jasna Jusić

    • Head of Office
    • Attorney at Law
  • Laura Leonte

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
  • Marina Maltykh

    • Junior Associate
  • Mladen Čolović

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
  • Natalia Stetsenko

    • Senior Associate
  • Petia Petrova

    • Associate
    • Trademark & Patent Agent
    • European Trademark & Design Attorney
  • Sara Radić

    • Associate
  • Slobodan Petošević

    • Group Executive Chairman and CEO
  • Tarik Prolaz

    • Head of Office
    • Attorney at Law
    • Trademark & Patent Agent
  • Vanja Caratan - Krenedić

    • Of Counsel
    • Attorney at Law
  • Yuriy Karlash

    • Attorney at Law
    • Patent, Trademark and Design Agent
  • Živka Kostovska - Stojkovska

    • Head of Office
    • Attorney at Law
    • Trademark & Patent Agent
    • European Patent Attorney