Katja Kovačič

Katja Kovačič


E-mail katja.kovacic(at)item.si

Practice and professional experience

Katja is daily involved in contentious and non-contentious matters in the trademarks area. She also handles domain name disputes. Prior to joining ITEM in 2008, she worked as a court trainee. She has 20 years of experience in the legal field, including over 16 years in the field of intellectual property.

  • Lawyer, University of Ljubljana
  • State examination in public administration
  • General Court rebuffs argument alleging error of interpretation of EU legal texts in revocation proceedings, WTR, 2023 [PDF]
  • PEJO’s toilet duck mark flushed down the drain, WTR, 2022 [PDF]
  • EUIPO finds no likelihood of confusion between purely figurative marks, WTR, 2020 [PDF]
  • Plaintiffs legal interest in non-use trademark cancellation equals public interest in removing unused trademarks from register, WTR, 2016 [PDF]
  • EUIPO guidelines update clarifies »all due care« requirement for restitutio in integrum, WTR, 2015 [PDF]
  • Supreme Court issues landmark decision in cancellation action, WTR, 2015 [PDF]
  • Earlier CTM loses priority date after being converted into national trademark, WTR, 2014 [PDF]
  • SIPO held to have committed procedural violation during provisional refusal phase, WTR, 2014 [PDF]
  • MARTINI SPIRITO granted protection despite initial objections on absolute grounds, WTR, 2013 [PDF]
  • Uncertainty remains following adoption of 10th edition of Nice Classification, WTR, 2012 [PDF]
  • Obligation to file regulation on use of international collective marks confirmed, WTR, 2011 [PDF]
  • Recomended Individual by WTR 1000; 2017-2024
  • Intellectual Property Expert by International Advisory Experts; 2016-2019

Slovenian, English, Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian

Personal Interests

Calligraphy, Mosaics, Painting, Sports