GRAMACA 2L, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Contact: Mladen Vukmir
Vukmir & Associates is an independent law partnership specialized in intellectual property, which represents clients such as corporations, financial institutions and law firms worldwide. Our office is located in the center of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Zagreb is also the nation's business capital. Vukmir & Associates is particularly devoted to providing excellent services. Our professional team of twelve attorneys, including two counsels, seeks to provide diverse legal assistance, while offering comprehensive services. In support of our attorneys and IP filing department, a team of nine individuals, attend to paralegal matters.
The office works in close cooperation with a law firm based in Milan, Italy. Similarly, as our attorneys are affiliated with several international associations such as the International Bar Association, International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), Computer Law Association (CLA), Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group (PTMG) and the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau, the firm has developed a valuable network of colleagues globally.
Within the field of Intellectual Property, our office acts as a patent and trademark agent for a number of foreign corporations in obtaining intellectual property rights in Croatia and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. We work on developing IP strategies and marketing identities for local clients. Moreover, the firm litigates trademark, copyright and patent infringement cases and advises on copyright issues in the entertainment and software industries. In addition, we cover multimedia law and music copyright in the entertainment field as well.
Our specialization in the field of Computers and Software includes all activities in information technology, Internet law, software copyright, software licensing and software protection. In particular, we are experienced in registering domain names for foreign companies and drafting/concluding computer contracts. Furthermore, Vukmir & Associates regularly oversees counterfeiting and anti-piracy issues.
Work in the Commercial Law field includes the drafting and reviewing of licensing and distribution contracts as well as general commercial contracts. Other services include assistance in concluding sales, distribution and franchising agreements for contract negotiating.
Corporate Law matters include the incorporation of limited liability and joint stock companies and due diligence procedure. The firm has also assisted a number of well-known multinational companies in setting up subsidiaries in Croatia. The partnership continues assisting local subsidiaries in their day-to-day operations in Croatia.
In respect to the field of Banking, we cover banking law, banking securities, commercial loans, international loans and letters of credit. In particular, we are experienced in preparing legal opinions, effectuating due diligence reviews and drafting security agreements. Additionally, this law partnership assisted in finalizing a number of foreign loans, some of them syndicated, to various Croatian entities. Our work also includes the drafting of mortgage agreements and loan agreements for reconstruction and modernization. In addition, we offer assistance in foreign investment legal work as well.
May 2010: Mladen Vukmir, Vukmir & Associates (GALA Croatia) to speak at World Intellectual Property Association's (WIPO) Regional Roundtable on the Management of IP Rights in the Advertising Industry.
December 2009: Prohibited advertising act in Croatia
Author: Jasmina Greblički, Vukmir & Associates