Mladen Vukmir is the founder and a partner with VUKMIR & ASSOCIATES. After completing his law education at Zagreb University Law School, Mladen obtained Master of Intellectual Property degree at UNH School of Law in Concord, NH, USA. He worked as associate and foreign counsel in number of law firm in the US and the EU. 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 AIPPI, IBA, ITechLaw, INTA, LES, UIA and ECTA.
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 Panels at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, panelist on the UDRP Domain Name Panel at WIPO AMC, a distinguished neutral on the CPR Panels of Neutrals, at the INTA PON and is an IMI certified mediator.
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, EPO and OHIM. During the Croatian EU accession negotiations he participated as an expert on enforcement in the IP Chapter Working Group. Mladen served as a consultant to various domestic and international organizations such as the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Bank and the European Commission (CARDS 2002, IPA 2009 etc) and GLG Council.
He is Royal Danish Consul General (Hon.) in Zagreb (decorated, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog).
Specialties: Intellectual property (copyright, trademark, design, business secrets, patent, geographical indications, unfair competition), IT, media and advertising, branding and identity strategies, ADR and mediation. Mladen serves as an arbitrator and mediator and is a certified mediaton trainer.
Mr. Vukmir´s mother tounge is Croatian, but he also speaks and writes English and Italian fluently, and has knowledge of Spanish, German, French and Slovenian.
Vukmir & Associates
Gramaca 2L 10000
Tel: +385 1376 0511
Fax: +385 1376 0555