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ZMP at INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live+: Going Back to “Face-to-Face”

We are so excited that we had the opportunity to participate this year in INTAs Annual Meeting Live +. Even though the virtual meetings are very successful, nothing can replace seeing colleagues face to face – new perspectives, fresh ideas, and a renewed connection with the trademark community.

Our Managing Partner Djura Mijatovic and Head of Croatian Department Ivana Knezevic participated in person, and colleague Mina Jovanovic hosted an Virtual Table Topic – “Young Attorneys’ Perspectives and Possibilities in the Contemporary World of IP”.

We would like to congratulate International Trademark Association (INTA) Committee on organizing such a successful and wonderful conference.

Looking forward to Singapore 2023!

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ZMP Sponsors WTR Industry Awards 2022

This year, at Washington DC’s Planet Word Museum 2022 WTR Industry Awards, have been revealed. We are delighted to be sponsors of such a memorable event, proceeds of which will go towards supporting the Swawou School for Girls in Sierra Leone (the school was set up in 2008 to offer free quality education to girls from the Swawou community of Kenema town, eastern Sierra Leone).

Our Managing Partner Djura Mijatovic had the privilege to present this year’s winner for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Team of the Year – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

ZMP congratulates the award winners and all of the shortlisted teams and individuals.

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ZMP’s Croatian Practice Ranked For the First Time by Legal 500

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 rankings have been published, and our Croatian department is ranked among the leading IP law firm on the market.

This result would not have been possible without the successes we have achieved together with our clients and colleagues.

Heartfelt congratulations to our Croatian colleagues:

  • Ivana Knežević
  • Ivana Ervaćanin
  • Vanja Caratan
  • Jadranka Barišić
  • Andrea Grbić

For 30+ years, The Legal 500 has been analysing and ranks the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.

For more information, visit Legal 500 website.

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ZMP Ranked in Chambers Europe Guide 2022

We are happy to announce that ZMP has once again been ranked among the leading IP law firms in Serbia and North Macedonia in the latest edition of Chambers Europe Guide 2022.

Our colleagues Vladimir Marenovic from the Serbian office and Ivana Knezevic from the Croatian office have been listed among the leading individuals in the market.

We want to thank our clients and peers for the great feedback and support, and of course, to congratulate all our team members for their exceptional work.

The Chambers Europe guide covers 52 jurisdictions across Europe. The guide identifies the top lawyers and law firms in the region and ranks them based on in-depth research and feedback from clients and peers. For more information, visit Chambers and Partners website.

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World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2022 rankings announced

ZMP is pleased to announce rankings in the newest edition of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2022.
This year, we are honoured to be recognized in nine jurisdictions:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

The following ZMP professionals were included as recommended individuals in the IP sphere: Tsvetomira Vasileva (Bulgaria), Ivana Knezevic (Croatia), Joanna Szota (Poland), Monica Novac (Romania), Djura Mijatovic (Serbia), Vladimir Marenovic (Serbia), Metka Malis Furlan (Slovenia), Dolores Canadas Arcas (Spain).
Sincerest thanks to all our Clients and congratulations to all ranked Colleagues!

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Managing IP launched its official Rising Stars list for 2021!

Managing IP launched its official Rising Stars list for 2021. This special publication, produced by IP STARS research team, recognizes some of the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners, based on the information obtained during the research for the 2021 edition of IP STARS rankings and MIP Awards program. This year, it features more than 50 jurisdictions.

ZMP at Rising Stars list for 2021

ZMP is proud to present three of its recognized 2021 Stars:

Marija Markićević Pijević – Trademark Star, Patent Star

Marija Markićević Pijević is Head of ZMP Serbia who joined the firm in 1997. Marija has over 20 years’ experience in trademark and patent prosecution and litigation matters. She has extensive experience in providing legal assistance to domestic and international clients on all matters relating to IP rights and unfair competition, as well as dispute resolution. She manages domestic clients’ IP portfolios with a proactive and strategic approach to their rights’ protection and enforcement.

Vladimir Marenović – Trademark Star, Patent Star

Vladimir Marenović is Head of ZMP legal department. He is a senior associate who has worked in ZMP for fifteen years. Vladimir has extensive experience in advising international clients on all matters relating to copyright, trademarks, designs, domains and unfair competition. Through his career he specialized in IP litigation. Today, he oversees enforcement matters in all the countries of the region, providing expert advice and legal assistance in counterfeiting matters among others.

Ivana Knežević – Trademark Star

Ivana Knežević is Patent & Trademark Attorney in ZMP Croatia who joined ZMP in 2012. She has over 10 years’ experience in trademark prosecution and anti-counterfeiting matters. Ivana is the point of contact for many of the firm’s largest clients in customs and anti-counterfeiting matters, providing them with immediate service that draws on her extensive knowledge of customs legislation in the region’s jurisdictions. In addition, she oversees IP matters in Croatia, providing expert advice and legal assistance in all matters related to IP.

Congratulations to all the practitioners ranked this year, especially to our very own Stars!


ZMP at Rising Stars list for 2021

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Inta committee appointments for the 2022-2023 term

INTA Committee Appointments for the 2022-2023 term

Big congratulations to five ZMP Attorneys appointed to INTA Committees for the 2022–2023 term: Djura Mijatovic, Mina Jovanovic, Joanna Szota, Tsvetomira Vasileva and Ivana Knezevic. This year, more than 3,900 member volunteers applied to serve on INTA committees, which is why we are extremely proud of this success!

ZMP Attorneys in the Inta committee appointments for the 2022-2023 term

Our Managing Partner, Djura Mijatovic, for the second consecutive term, was appointed to the Unreal Campaign Committee which advances INTA’s consumer awareness initiative designed to educate young consumers about the importance of trademarks and brands and the dangers of counterfeit products.

Mina Jovanovic, Attorney-at-Law from our Belgrade office, as a part of Professional Development Committee, will work on identifying resources and programs developed by INTA or from external sources to cultivate the substantive and dynamic skills of all levels and types of IP practitioners.

Within the Trademark Office Practices Committee, Joanna Szota, Polish Patent & Trademark Attorney, will evaluate and suggest improvements to trademark office practices, procedures, operations, and regulations at the national, regional, and international levels, and will monitor and analyze trademark office developments in various jurisdictions.

Tsvetomira Vasileva, Bulgarian Trademark Attorney, through the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee will have the task of developing and advocating INTA policy on the balanced protection of famous and well-known marks. The Committee monitors and analyzes developments in treaties, cases, legislation, and regulation in various jurisdictions, and proposes policy recommendations to the Board.

Ivana Knezevic, Croatian Patent & Trademark Attorney, as a part of the Parallel Imports Committee will work on developing and advocating INTA policy on the balanced protection against parallel imports. The Committee monitors and analyzes developments in treaties, cases, legislation, and regulations in various jurisdictions, and proposes policy recommendations to the Board.

We are very confident that our Attorneys, with their efforts and dedication, will support and contribute to INTA policies in their areas of expertise, and make a difference in achieving INTA objectives!

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Flash insights for your IP rights after Brexit

Dear Sir/Madam

This newsletter is to inform you that EU trademarks and Community Designs registered and, where applicable, the Community Designs published following a deferral of publication before the end of the transition period of 31 December 2020, will be automatically converted into comparable UK registrations. Article 56 of the Withdrawal Agreement requires that the UK takes measures to ensure the continued protection of registered trademarks and designs designating the EU pursuant to the Madrid/Hague system respectively.

Owners of comparable marks will pay renewal fees to the UKIPO and the EUIPO or WIPO.

For those rights which are still pending, there will be a nine months period (from January to September 2021) during which the interested Applicants should request a comparable Application in the UK.

As from 1 January 2021 (unless there is an extension of the transitional period), EUTMs and Community Designs will no longer include the UK. This is of particular relevance for all the pending conflicts in the EU which involve prior UK rights.

Please feel free to contact us at to determine whether any action is needed to preserve the scope of protection of your pending matters, and to resolve any doubts you may have regarding the impact of Brexit on your present cases involving any UK prior rights on the territory of the European Union.

Sincerely yours,

Zivko Mijatovic & Partners


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