Main Fields of Research: Civil Law, Croatian and European Intellectual Property Law
Academic and Professional Career:
Studied law at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, graduate study (1992-1998) – equal to LLM. In 2010 completed postgraduate doctoral study in civil law sciences at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, doctoral thesis “Transfer and License of a Trademark in the Context of the Alignment of the Croatian Law with the European Law”. Scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich (2006, 2007). In 2001 passed State judiciary exam before the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia. Passed the exam for patent and trademark representative in the Republic of Croatia (2007). European patent representative since 2008.
Joined the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb in 2003 as assistant at the Chair of Civil Law (2003-2005, 2008-2010). As of 2011 occupies the position of associate professor at the Chair of Civil Law where teaches Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law. At the Academy for Drama and the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb teaches Copyright Law and Audio-visual Media Law.
Acted as legal advisor in the Croatian Composers’ Society-Collecting Society (2001-2003), deputy director general of the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (2005-2008), president of the Boards of Appeal in the Field of Industrial Property Rights in the Republic of Croatia (2007-2013), president of the Council of Experts for the Remunerations in the Field of Copyright and Related Rights in the Republic of Croatia (2005-2009). Acted as legal expert in many projects of legal assistance in the region (Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro). Acted as legal expert in many project on technology transfer at the University of Zagreb.
Active in number of working groups responsible for drafting various legislative acts in the Republic of Croatia in the field of intellectual property rights and audio-visual media. Member of the working group 7 (intellectual property rights) and 26 (education and culture) of the negotiations team of the Republic of Croatia for the accession to the EU.