Igor Šetinc

Igor Šetinc


E-mail igor.setinc(at)item.si

Practice and professional experience

Igor joined ITEM in 2014, after having worked as a junior associate at the Attorney-at-Law Carmen Dobnik in Ljubljana and as associate at Attorney-at-Law Boštjan & Marjana Verstovšek in Celje. He focuses primarily on trademark, patent, design and copyright litigation matters, and has great deal of experience in tort law. He also advises clients in non-contentious matters.

  • Lawyer, University of Ljubljana
  • State Law Exam (Bar Exam)
  • ECTA, member
  • Non-infringement action against EUTM based on prior use defence:Circuit Court issues landmark decision, WTR, 2023 [PDF]
  • Higher Court allows prior use defence in EUTM infringement proceedings, WTR, 2020 [PDF]
  • Supreme Court clarifies conditions for existence of legal interest in non-infringement action, WTR, 2019 [PDF]
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the UE Member States (Slovenian section), Filip Petillion (ed)., 2019
  • Higher Court: imitating the appearance of a restaurant constitutes unfair competition, WTR, 2018
  • Slovenian EUTM Courts, GlobeBMG, 2018 [PDF]
  • Defendant’s failure to disclose scope of infringement results in damages, WTR, 2016 [PDF]
  • Court shifts burden of proof to defendant in parallel import case, WTR, 2014 [PDF]
  • Širokopasovno kršenje znamke, Podjetnik, 2014 [PDF]
  • Recomended Individual by WTR 1000; 2018 – 2024
  • Top Ranked Leading Individual by Chambers Europe; 2019 – 2024

Slovenian, English, Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian

Personal Interests

Volleyball, Billiards, Travelling, Books