Korper & Partneri

FIRM’S HISTORY

Korper & Partneri  – law firm with a long-standing tradition

Attorneys Dina Korper Žemva and Zdenko Haramija founded an office in 1979, and as soon as the legal framework permitted it, they registered the Korper & Haramija Law Firm.

The Firm had, after the passing of Attorney Haramija in 2006, changed its name to the current Korper & Partneri.

Korper & Partneri merged with the Joint Law Office Dragutin Sikirić & Tomislav Hadžija in 2010. Korper & Partneri Law Firm took over responsibility of all of the cases handled by the Dragutin Sikirić & Tomislav Hadžija Office.

Korper & Partneri Law Firm had the honor of working with Dr. Dragutin Sikirić and Zdenko Haramija, both of whom were the recipients of the “Dr. Ivo Politeo” Plaque and Charter, the highest award of the Croatian Bar Association, given for excellent professional accomplishments.

Our current organizational structure enables us to cover cases from a wide scope of legal issues. Even though our Law Firm deals predominantly with all aspects of intellectual property, we equally handle with the same success cases dealing with the area of civil and commercial law. Our Firm’s Attorneys use their legal and technical expertise in securing not only the legal, but also economic and financial gains of our clients.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Korper & Partneri Law Firm began its profiling and specialization in the field of intellectual property law when the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia was established in 1991.

Korper & Partneri Law Firm offers full service in corporate law, legal support and counseling in all civil law related matters.

We represent clients before various domestic and international venues, in international arbitration proceedings, as well as in alternative dispute resolution cases.

We regularly act as professional advisers to attorneys, individuals and companies, offering support in matters pertaining to intellectual property and related issues. We proficiently communicate in English, French, Italian and German.

Our Attorneys and Associates benefit from multidisciplinary educations, they use several languages and meet the highest professional criteria, so their skills and vast experience ensure an efficient and individualized approach to each case. Also, some of them are esteemed authors and university lecturers with international reputations.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Korper & Partneri Law Firm has a specialized department for intellectual property law.

The Firm offers counseling services on all aspects of intellectual property: protection, prosecution, registration, use, enforcement, tax issues, as well as licensing, joint ventures and transfers of rights.

The Firm has thirty years of experience in the area of copyright, authors rights and their protection; in parallel import matters; trade agreement and concession issues; matters dealing with commercial contracts; market competition and regulatory matters, in which intellectual property is an important aspect of the portfolio. Also, the clients are provided with in-depth business analysis (due dilligence) relating to intellectual property rights.

The Firm’s speciality is representation in disputes concerning patent, trademark, design and copyright infringement, as well as in cases dealing with trade secrets, unfair competition, computer law and counterfitting.

The Firm’s expert knowledge resulted in favorable resolutions of disputes in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health protection sectors, as well as general manufacturing, publishing, broadcasting and computer sectors.

Over the years the Firm has been actively involved and had contributed in the drafting of laws and other legislation regulating the field of intellectual property law.

We are members of several international organizations in the field of intellectual property, like AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), INTA (International Trademark Association), EPI (European Patent Institute).

CLIENTS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

The Firm’s portfolio consists of several hundred clients and includes multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, as well as individuals, all of whom turn to the Firm with problems in various legal areas.

Korper & Partneri Law Firm closely cooperates with selected law offices in all of the countries of the region.

The Firm is also part of a worldwide network of legal experts. Korper & Partneri have a day to day working relationship with esteemed law offices from Europe, Asia, North and South America.

The Firm’s Attorneys actively participate in educating intellectual property experts and have thus far held numerous lectures and seminars both home and abroad.

Besides this, the Firm closely collaborates with the academic community. Attorney Dina Korper Žemva is a lecturer and head of the intellectual property courses with several academic institutions in the Republic of Croatia.

BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

Partners and associates of the Korper & Partneri Law Firm share a common philosophy and dedication to clients.

The Firm’s mission is to build lasting relationships with clients, based on the strong sense of belief in the legal abilities and integrity of all the Firm’s Attorneys and other employees.

The continuous education of all of the Firm’s employees by way of seminars, specialized courses and postgraduate studies is the strength of which the Firm is very proud, and the basic goal of this approach is the adequate and professional fulfillment of all of our clients legal needs.

The trust and satisfaction our clients have in our work is extremely important to us. Our goal is to take the right approach to a legal issue, without losing sight of the impact of the legal proceedings we handle on the overall business of our clients.