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Popovski & Partners is a modern, full-service law firm in the Republic of North Macedonia. ​ We teamed up driven by the wish to provide a higher standard of legal services. We chose an owl as our logo because it symbolizes superior knowledge, wisdom and strategy. These values are our identity.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property covers a wide palette of creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce, including industrial property rights.

The digital era, now more than ever, makes the ideas and one’s creations merely one click away from disclosure. By legally protecting your creations and your ideas, you safeguard your rights and avoid the risks of others stealing and selling them as their own. The IP system aims at balancing the interests of innovators and the public interest, by setting up an environment in which creativity and invention can prosper.

The four main areas of intellectual property rights (“IP Rights”) consist of: copyright, trademarks, industrial design rights, and patents. The protection of IP Rights is subject to specific and complex set of legal rules, regulations, and procedures.

We provide full legal services and assistance in the procedures for protection of IP Rights (including trademarks, patents, copyrights, know-how, trade secrets and industrial designs) before competent authorities in North Macedonia, including registration for protection, extension of protected rights, transfers, search of domestic and international databases, as well as for any other procedure related to the protection of our client’s IP Rights. In addition, we provide legal services, advice and representation in disputes with a subject matter related to IP rights.

  • Trademark protection and registration
  • Patent protection and registration
  • IP litigation
  • Customs proceeding for protection of IP rights
  • Drafting of IP contracts
  • IP in employment relationships
  • Advertising
  • Industrial Design protection and registration
  • Copyright protection
Meet Our attorney

Phone: +38970276653

Jana Dukovska Despotovska is the founding partner at Popovski & Partners. She is a legal expert with 20 years of experience in the legal sector in the Republic of North Macedonia. She is one of the most experienced IP lawyers in the country. 

Jana Dukovska Despotovska


Phone: +38971212873

Anastazija Anastasovska Kostovska is a lawyer at Popovski & Partners. She has more than seven years of experience in legal matters in the Republic of North Macedonia working in the private and public sectors.

Anastazija Anastasovska Kostovska


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