Mikijelj Janković & Bogdanović

Mikijelj Janković & Bogdanović (MJB) is a law firm based in Belgrade, Serbia, with a network of correspondents throughout the Western Balkans. We represent clients in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia.

Our law firm has been recognised as a leader in the field of IP law and dispute resolution. Established in 1985, MJB has been proud to serve its clients with dedication for over 30 years. We take a personalised approach towards our clients, regardless of their size, and seek to provide them with the highest quality service. Further, our international outlook is evidenced by the fact that we offer services to international clients and foreign embassies in Belgrade and provide advice in international legal matters.

In the field of dispute resolution, we represent clients in court and arbitral proceedings. We have extensive experience in international commercial and investment arbitration, where we have handled complex matters involving different sectors, such as energy and infrastructure, concession agreements and investment law. Our lawyers have acted as counsel in international arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and international courts and tribunals (eg, the International Court of Justice, the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia).

We have 30-year long tradition in the field of intellectual property and provide a range of services in this regard – from consulting, filing and maintenance of IP rights to filing customs measures, pursuing infringers and litigating. The volume of our portfolio can be illustrated by the fact that we handle about 5,000 national trademarks in Serbia alone.

We have extensive expertise in all areas of IP law – from trademarks, patents, designs, geographical indications and plant varieties to copyright and domain names.

Our lawyers deal not only with IP formalities, but also advise and represent clients in IP litigation, opposition procedures before the Intellectual Property Office, customs measures and other counterfeiting actions, both in Serbia and other regional jurisdictions.

We serve as agents for CPA Global (Serbia, Montenegro and South Korea), Dennemeyer (Serbia, Montenegro and South Korea), Brandstock Legal (Serbia and Montenegro) and Grünenthal Group (Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia), and are also the preferential agent in the Western Balkans region (Serbia, Croatia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania) for Carpmaels & Ransford (United Kingdom) and Potter Clarkson (United Kingdom) regarding European patent validations. This has vastly increased the number of European patent validation cases we deal with in these countries.

MJB represents both media outlets and individuals in copyright infringement disputes. We continue to represent a number of photographers in various cases of copyright infringement, some of which have involved the Serbian national media.

We also provide our clients with the full range of legal services in the areas of employment law, corporate and commercial law, privacy and data protection, media, entertainment and advertising law. MJB provides comprehensive legal services to corporate clients covering all aspects of their businesses – from company formation to corporate governance, labour law and data protection. We also advise our clients on the legal aspects of their business transactions, including drafting and negotiating agreements in all areas of commercial law. We have extensive expertise in the field of data protection and privacy law. We advise clients on collecting, processing and transferring data, and our clients rely on us to prepare internal data protection policies and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. We are particularly skilled in data protection and privacy matters in the telecoms, pharmaceuticals, online trade, advertising, gambling and media sectors. We have also assisted in the preparation of data protection regulations in Serbia.

Contact details

Mikijelj Janković & Bogdanović
Vlajkoviceva 28
Belgrade 11101
Serbia

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Sample client list

  • Actavis
  • BP
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GUESS
  • MGA Entertainment Inc
  • Opel
  • Pierre Cardin
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Shell
  • Star Fruits

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