Marija is qualified European Patent Attorney and Serbian Trademark and Patent Attorney. She also works as a patent translator.
She has graduated at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, where she also obtained her MSc degree in Biological Sciences. She worked as the assistant to professor at same faculty for four years. During this time, she participated in multiple national and international projects and published results of her research in internationally recognized scientific journals. She worked as a researcher at the Institute for soil science in Belgrade until 2005. In parallel, from 2001 she acted as patent advisor and translator for different law offices in Serbia.
From 2005 Marija is employed at Zivko Mijatovic & Partners in Belgrade, intellectual property law office. During the years, she covered a wide range of different activities among which are: patent translations in the field of medical science, biotechnology, pharmacy, biology, and related areas, patent prosecution, patent and trademark searches, patent infringements, recruiting and educating translators, but also lawyers and administrative staff in patent matters. She passed exam for Serbian Patent and Trademark Attorney in 2014. Marija also attended three-year Candidate Support Project program at the EPO. She passed the EQE exam in 2017. Since 2018 she acts as EQE tutor. From 2018 she was actively involved in Candidate Support Project program as an EQE coach tutoring EQE candidates for different EQE exams. She still participates in EQE tutoring and she also lectures at different Universities.
Marija is a member of the EPI, AIPPI, she is on the list of a professional representatives before the Serbian Intellectual Property Office, and she is a full member of the EPI Council.