Welcome to ITEM

ITEM is one of the leading law firms in Slovenia specialized in patent, trademark and other fields of intellectual property law.

ITEM provides legal representation and counseling to large international corporations, SMEs, research institutes and academic institutions in all fields of intellectual property law, covering jurisdictions of Slovenia, Balkan countries (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania), as well as advises and represents clients concerning international and Community trademarks and designs before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).
  • Recommended by World Trademark Review (WTR) as a leading intellectual property firm in Slovenia in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Actively participating in development of national legislation and case law.
  • Articles in prestigious international publications (Oxford Press) and World Trademark Review (WTR). 
  • Representing major Slovenian research and academic institutions in patent matters. 
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of the leading Slovenian IP firms as well as a leading individual, namely Gregor Maček.
  • Winner of the Acquisition International Legal awards for 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as a trademark specialist for 2014.





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  • 15 March 2015 - We are pleased to announce that our firm was ranked first in WTR 1000 as the world's leading trademark firm covering Slovenia. According to WTR, our firm has the longest IP tradition among Slovenian firms and puts the greatest number of experts at clients’ disposal.
  • 15 March 2015 - Katja Kovačič, a lawyer at ITEM, published in World Trademark Review (WTR) an article about the background and outcome of an invalidation action against a Slovenian national trademark, based on an earlier Community trademark (CTM). The Slovenian Supreme Court held that the mere lack of use of a CTM in Slovenia does not constitute a ground for rejecting an invalidation action against a Slovenian national trademark based on that CTM.
  • 07 January 2015 - Katja Kovačič, a lawyer at ITEM, published in World Trademark Review (WTR) an article concerning the decision of the Slovenian IP Office (SIPO) deeming the opposition against the registration of the trademark DIPLOMAT - a Community trademark (CTM) converted into a Slovenian trademark - not to have been filed because the trademark on which the opposition was based - DIPLOMATICO, also a CTM converted into a Slovenian trademark - was not an earlier trademark within the meaning of Article 44(2)(a) of the Slovenian Industrial Property Act.
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