Vukmir’s staff are knowledgeable,
responsive, and easy to work with.

In addition to excellent inter-personal skills, attorneys at Vukmir share a passion for critical thinking about intellectual property law.

They publish, study and present on a wide range of topics while accumulating deeper knowledge about pertinent issues related to our clients’ interests. They see and embrace the benefits of Advanced Dispute Resolution. They are fluent in multiple languages and adept at the latest computer technologies.

Mladen Vukmir


After completing the law education at Zagreb University Law School, Mladen obtained Master of Intellectual Property degree at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, USA. He spent two years as a trainee and one year as an associate at Hanzekovic Radakovic Law Offices in Zagreb.

He was a visiting lawyer at: Fenwick & West in Palo Alto, CA, USA; Monahan Duhot in Paris, France and Pavia e Ansaldo in Milan, Italy. In 1991 he founded VUKMIR & ASSOCIATES.

In 1992 he acted as an expert adviser to the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Zagreb, at the time of its founding. Subsequently he was appointed a patent and trademark agent, admitted to practice before the CSIPO and European Patent Office. He has been appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for Patents and Topographies. He advised on preparations for the Manual on Technology Transfer at UNIDO. Mladen is a member of AIPPI, IBA, ITechLaw, GALA, INTA, LES, UIA.

Mladen wrote numerous articles and lectured on various topics on intellectual property, including regular teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law graduate and postgraduate courses. He is an arbitrator on the Panel of domestic disputes at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, panelist on the UDRP Domain Name Panel at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, a distinguished neutral on the CPR Panels of Neutrals and at the INTA PON and is an IMI certified mediator.

Mladen also served as a consultant to various domestic and international organizations such as the Croatian Government (Ministry of Science and Technology), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the World Bank and the European Commission (CARDS 2002 and IPA 2009 programs) and GLG Council. He is the Royal Danish Consul General (Hon.) in Zagreb (decorated, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog).

Carla Biancotti


Carla studied law in Italy at the Law Faculty of Turin. After getting her degree there, she specialized in Intellectual Property in Milan. Carla then had training in the department for negotiating contracts in a major company in Italy, had an internship at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany and finally moved to Croatia. She started to work at Vukmir & Associates in 1994 where she is counseling clients in IP heading the IP filing department and managing the office. Carla is member of PTMG and AIPPI. Moreover, being an Italian, she is taking care of Italian clients.

Languages: Italian, English, French, Croatian, Spanish.

Ivan Ćuk


Ivan is an attorney at law at Vukmir & Associates. He has wide range of experience in commercial law, foreign investments, banking law and corporate law, providing regular legal support to major national and international clients, including legal advice, drafting legal instruments and active participation in negotiations and various dispute settlement proceedings, especially ADR. He has an excellent professional record, outstanding communication and organizational skills, and proficient knowledge of legal English.

Languages: Croatian, English, French.

Mirjana Jurišić


Mirjana is a senior attorney at law and an associate with the Croatian law firm Vukmir & Associates. She studied law at University of Zagreb, Croatia, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, T.M.C. Asser Institute, Den Hague, Netherland and The Colleague of law of England and Wales, London, UK. Mr. Jurišić practices in the following areas of law: Agency and Distributorships, Business Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Construction Law, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Data Protection, Debtor and Creditor, Electronic Commerce and Communication, Franchise and Franchising, Intellectual Property, IT, Labor and Employment, Licensing, Litigation, Medical Law, Patent Law, Unfair Competition.

Languages: Croatian, Hungarian, English

Tomislav Pedišić


Tomislav is an attorney at law at Vukmir & Associates. He specializes in the fields of corporate and commercial law, foreign investments and intellectual property. He provided legal advice to domestic and foreign clients in various corporative transactions, and participated to corporate restructuring projects, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), as well as other direct investments, both as a member and leader of the legal teams. Given that Vukmir & Associates gives great importance to ADR, in the first place mediation and arbitration, Tomislav also gained experience in this area.

Languages: Croatian, English.

Sanja Tkalec Kovač


Sanja is a senior attorney at law and a partner at Vukmir & Associates. She is a former legal consultant to a major Croatian consulting company. Sanja specializes in Croatian legislation involving business law, commercial law, company law, contracts, anti-trust, corporate law, foreign investments, financial law, franchises and franchising, labor and employment, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, unfair competition, IT transactions and litigations. Her primary focus is on negotiating, structuring and drafting foreign investment transaction documents from the legal, financial and implementation perspective, including the financing of infrastructure projects.

Languages: English, Croatian.

Andrea Kozul Pedišić


Andrea is an attorney at law at Vukmir & Associates. She Studied law at the University of Zagreb and graduated in 2003. Her practice area includes corporate law, real-estate law, food law, product labeling, consumer protection law, intellectual property law, IPR border enforcement.

Languages: Croatian, English, Italian, French.

Aleksandar Bijelić


Aleksandar is an attorney at law at Vukmir & Associates. He is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademarks, patents and copyright, as well as in business and commercial law. His areas of practice also include advertising law, consumers’ protection and data protection, unfair competition, telecommunications law and ADR. Aleksandar studied law at the University of Zagreb and at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He also studied at the CUA, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. After the master degree, Aleksandar spent an internship at the London office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, focusing particularly on ADR.

Aleksandar is appointed as a Trademark Agent and as a Patent Agent at the Croatian Intellectual Property Office. He is also appointed as a Professional Representative before the European Patent Office. Aleksandar equally provides advice to clients in English, Italian and Croatian.

Languages: English, Italian, Croatian, Slovenian.

IP Department

Marko Barbarić


Marko is a paralegal at Vukmir & Associates specialized in the fields of Customs enforcement, software piracy, debt collection, immigration law and administration of internet domain names. He studied administrative law at the Social Science Polytechnic Zagreb. Marko is currently attending Specialist Masters Programme of Public Administration at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.

Languages: Croatian, English.

Ljubica Dasović


Ljubica is a senior administrator at Vukmir & Associates since year 2005, specialized in the prosecution of trademarks and designs. After high school, she finished Business School Kairos for business secretary and accounting. Ljubica is currently attending Libertas International University for Business Economics in Zagreb. Through her working experience, she obtained excellent skills in communication with the clients and understanding their needs. She daily deals with clients, advices them on trademark and design protection and strategy, corresponds with foreign associates and with various Trademark Offices. She is a member of INTA, ECTA and PTMG.

Languages: Croatian, English.

Vlatka Lucić


Vlatka is a paralegal at Vukmir & Associates specialized in the fields of Customs enforcement and debt collection. She studied administrative law at the Social Science Polytechnic Zagreb and joined Vukmir & Associates in 2009.

Languages: Croatian, English, Slovenian.

Jelena Sesar


Jelena is an administrator at Vukmir & Associates since 2002. She handles various paralegal work and related administrative tasks in the field of trademarks and designs. She also maintains and updates the office database.

Languages: Croatian, English, basic German.

Ivona Šošić


Ivona is Patent Agent as well as Trademark Agent at the Croatian Intellectual Property Office. She is also a Professional Representative before the European Patent Office. Her areas of practice are consulting clients in patent protection strategy, drafting patent applications and patent prosecution before the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office and WIPO.
She is well experienced in performing state of the art searches, freedom to operate/landscaping searches and opinions, nullity proceeding as well as in patent infringement cases. Although having a life sciences background, she also have extensive experience in drafting patent applications in the technical fields of mechanical and electrical engineering.

Languages: Croatian, English.

William Župančić


William is a director at Vukmir & Associates providing general support in all aspects of business development, including Human Resources, corporate finance, marketing activities, IT solutions, business strategies, facility and project management. He joined Vukmir & Associates after graduating Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb and started with the prosecution of IP rights, patents primarily. William also graduated Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb in 2008. His practice area includes interviews, recruitment, employee relations, pricing, efficiency, liquidity, capital budgeting, partnership funding, business and marketing strategies. His work also covers all aspects of administrative work in intellectual property law.

William speaks English and has a basic knowledge of German.

Trainees

Lidija Gepert


Lidija Gepert graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb and joined Vukmir and Associates in 2013. She started her legal career by assisting senior lawyers, often as a team member, and gradually developed her legal experience in a variety of legal fields. Her fields of practice and interest include commercial and corporate law, intellectual property law, e-commerce, civil law in general, labor law, real estate law and ADR. Senior colleagues and clients appreciate her outstanding skills in legal research and analysis.

Languages: Croatian, English, Slovenian.

Iris Haralović


Iris is a junior associate at Vukmir & Associates where her practice areas include corporate law, commercial law, investment law, intellectual property and information technology law, including data protection. Iris joined our team in 2016 after she graduated at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.

Languages: Croatian, English, Spanish, basic French and Italian.

Majda Namačinski


Majda has joined Vukmir & Associates Attorneys At Law, Ltd. as trainee in 2017 and works in teams for commerical and banking law. Majda has an extensive experience in advising domestic and international clients regarding various M&A issues, as well as in various business aspects regarding real estate, including sale, lease, mortgaging and management, and court and arbitration proceedings. Majda has participated in numerous due diligence projects and preparations of prospectuses for offers and adimissions to trading of stocks and securities. In the area of banking law, Majda has participated in preparation of various loan agreements, including syndicated loans, and other financial documents, including collaterals, and has advised clients regarding alternative financing models. Majda has finished the Law Faculty of Zagreb in 2013 with summa cum laude diploma and has passed the bar exam in 2016. Before joining Vukmir & Associates Attorneys At Law, Ltd., Majda has worked at Mamić Perić Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC.

Languages: Croatian, English, Spanish.

Mirena Puškarić


Mirena is a trainee at Vukmir & Associates from 2016. She holds a law degree of the University of Zagreb. In her practise she deals with various fields of law, especially in intelectual property law and customs enforcement.

Languages: Croatian, English.

Lea Tafra


Lea Tafra is a junior associate at VUKMIR & ASSOCIATES were her practice areas include, among others, dispute resolution, commercial and corporate law. Lea joined our team in October 2015 after obtaining an LL.M. in International Business Law from Queen Mary University of London. In addition, Lea is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law.

Languages: Croatian, English and Spanish.

Back office

Bojan Barišić


Bojan is a System administrator at Vukmir & Associates. Thanks to his former working experience, he also does work connected with information technology (fixed and mobile telephony, purchase and maintenance of office hardware, employee training).

Languages: Croatian, English.

Doris Golubović


Doris is a translator at Vukmir & Associates since 2015. She translates various legal texts, contracts as well as patent and trademark documentation. Doris studied English and German and is court interpreter for both languages.

Languages: Croatian, English, German, Spanish.

Mia Mihić


Mia is an administrative secretary at Vukmir & Associates since the year 2015. She is responsible for client communication, office administrative functions and office coordination.
Mia studied management at the Social Department of College of Slavonski Brod.

Languages: Croatian, English.

Tea Suton


Tea is an administrative secretary at Vukmir & Associates since 2016. She is responsible for procurement and coordination of stationery and office supplies as well as for performing the office and administrative works along with everyday communication with clients. Tea has long experience in administrative secretary works.

Languages: Croatian, English.

Sanja Vrbanc


Sanja is a senior billing administrator at Vukmir & Associates Ltd. She has a vast experience in accounting and preparation of documentation for bookkeeping. She is also responsible for all receivable and outgoing payments, for administering e-biling systems (i.e. Serengeti, Tymetrix, Collaborati, CounseLink, DataCert, Ascent etc.) and invoicing.