Intellectual property and Tech

Professor Dr. Slobodan Marković and Dr. Parivodić lead our IP and IT sector. Professor Marković is the leading IP and IT law expert in Serbia and the region. He advises in all matters related to IP law in Serbia and region particularly in protection and use of copyright, trademarks, registered designs, computer software protection, internet domains and patent law. He has extensive experience advising on licensing, franchising and technology transfer as well as the IP and technology aspects of mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures. Advises international companies on strategic use of intellectual property. His advice is considered crucial when planning IP protection, investments, litigation, licensing and networking.


1. Trademarks and service marks

We can advise you on:

  • Conducting searches and advising on availability of registration
  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of all kinds of trademark applications (individual and collective)
  • Preparation and filing of requests for division of trademark applications and registered trademarks and filing of divisional trademark applications/registrations
  • Preparation and filing of response to official letter or provisional refusal of international trade mark
  • Maintaining registrations (handling renewals)
  • Recording changes in the Register
  • Restitution of trademark rights
  • Preparation and filing of requests for cancellation due to non-use                                                

2. Domain names

We can advise you on:

  • Conducting searches and advising on availability on registration
  • Registering domain names
  • Maintaining registration of domain names
  • Transferring domain names between accredited registrants
  • Transferring the registration of domain names
  • Activating privacy protection for domain contact details
  • Solving disputes between registrants, especially having in mind intellectual property rights of our Clients
  • Cancelling (deleting) domain names


3. Registered designs

We can advise you on:

  • Conducting searches
  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of design applications
  • Preparation and filing of requests for division of multiple designs application to several separate applications of designs and filing separate, or multiple designs application, separate singular design application or multiple designs application
  • Maintaining design rights
  • Recording changes in the Register
  • Restitution of design rights
  • Conversion of patent application or petty patent application into design application or vice versa


4. Trade secrets and know-how

Dr. Milan Parivodic is the leading franchising and distribution law expert in the region. Former minister of international economic relations of Serbia with advanced legal education in the UK, he received his PhD in franchising law and masters in distribution agreements and published law landmark books “International Franchise Agreements” (2003) and “Distribution Agreements in Yugoslavia and the EU” (1996). Therefore, he can advise you on trade secrets and know-how agreements, such as e.g.:

  • Trademark licensing agreements 
  • Know-how licensing agreements
  • Franchising and distribution agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Software licenses
  • Technology Service Agreements

5. Software tech contracts

Professor Marković focuses on major outsourcing, development integration and technology licensing (including cloud) agreements, cyber security and the technology and data issues arising in disruptive technology sectors. He assists clients with the technology, data and IP input to their emerging digital strategies. 

We can draft complex technology contracts, software licenses and technology services agreements.

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