Name: Kovacevic, Vanja
Firm: Schmitt and Orlov Asia
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vanja is Southeast Asia Director in S&O, who established firm’s SE Asia practices, which led her to develop strong understanding in regional ASEAN intellectual property work, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. Vanja advises clients on all ASEAN IP issues from registration to enforcement. In her 12 years of experience working with different aspects of IP rights on two continents, Vanja has been handling wide range of cases, from prosecuting to enforcing industrial rights and copyrights, transactional work such as IPR licensing and assignments of IPR, due diligences of IPR in M&A transactions, IT licensing, domain names, e-commerce and internet law, media and entertainment, as well as data privacy matters. She has been advising variety of enterprises ranging from volunteering in a startup incubator, to SMEs and multinationals. Vanja is also appointed trademark and industrial design agent, as well as domain name panelist at ADR.eu.
Before joining S&O and becoming recognized for her SE Asian work, Vanja established and was heading intellectual property department in a large Croatian commercial law firm, when she has been first recommended for both, her IP and IT work, by Chamber and Partners, Legal 500 and World Trademark Review.