CALLIDEA - Patent & Trademark attorneys

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OUR APPROACH:

A combination of knowledge, experience and dedication allows us to integrate quickly into your team, which ensures timely advice and finding solutions that best suit your business needs.
It is our goal to assist clients in generating an added value for their new, inventive and creative solutions in terms of an intellectual property portfolio (patent, trademark, industrial design) by which exclusivity in territories of interest will be secured and thus competitive advantage in the market, better negotiating position and financial returns on investment in research and development will be accomplished.
We strive to achieve the synergy of our technical expertise, knowledge of legal regulations and many years of practical expertise in order to ensure high quality in providing professional assistance through the process of creation, prosecution, and maintenance of intellectual property portfolios.

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SERVICES

 

PATENTS

Technical expertise, legal regulations knowledge and their practical experience enables CALLIDEA attorneys to provide expert advice.

DRAFTING AND PROSECUTION

CALLIDEA attorneys handle directly prosecution of Croatian (HR), European (EP) and International (PCT) patent applications, and, through a network of trusted foreign associates, can offer patent protection services in other countries worldwide. We have experience in revocation proceedings, both attacking and defending patent rights.

CALLIDEA provides the following services to protect your inventions:

  • drafting patent applications in accordance with best legal practice in the markets of interest;
  • filing and prosecution of patent applications worldwide;
  • representation in revocation/nullity, cancellation, opposition and appeal proceedings;
  • administrative support (payment of maintenance fees, registration changes, registration of licenses, etc.); and
  • Supplementary Protection Certificate and Paediatric extension filing and proceedings.

ASSESSMENT OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT RISK, PATENTABILITY, AND ASSISTANCE IN LITIGATION PROCEEDINGS

CALLIDEA attorneys provide professional advice regarding freedom to operate, patentability, and assistance during litigation proceedings.
In terms of planning and preparation for the launch of any product on the market, it is important to identify the existence of any relevant third party patents and patent applications in order to evaluate the risk of infringement, to avoid litigation and forced withdrawal of the product from the market. Similarly, when investing in R&D, it is important to assess the likelihood of future patent protection for the inventions in certain technical area.

In the area of searches & opinions CALLIDEA provides the following services:

  • Patent family searches and country specific legal status identification;
  • Focussed searches to determine the state of the art;
  • Analysis of search results to provide a patentability opinion;
  • Analysis of search results to evaluate third party patents and patent applications (Validity & Litigation as well as Due Diligence); and
  • Analysis of search results for the target product in the markets of interest (Freedom to Operate & Landscaping).

PATENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

CALLIDEA attorneys cooperate closely with clients to ensure patent portfolio establishment that provides strong protection for their inventions, and establishment of patent strategy in line with their business objectives.

In terms of patent portfolio management, and evaluation of client’s and third party patents / patent applications CALLIDEA provides the following services:

  • Advising on patenting strategy;
  • Advising on patent management throughout its lifecycle;
  • Advising on the presentation of a patent portfolio to potential investors;
  • Advising on patents and patent application licensing; and
  • Evaluation of third party patents and patent applications (IP Audits & Due Diligence).
 

TRADEMARK

With a trade mark, an identity is created. This serves to distinguish goods and/or services from competitors, and to improve communication among participants on the market.

It is possible to protect by trade mark: name, logo, emblem, label, or other distinctive features of your goods and / or services.

In the area of trade mark protection and proceedings CALLIDEA provides the following services:

  • Identity/similarity searches to assess the likelihood of successfully registering a trade mark in markets of interest;
  • Prosecution of applications for Croatian, European Community and International trade marks;
  • Through a network of trusted foreign associates prosecution of national trade marks in other countries;
  • Filing opposition actions & responding to the official actions regarding opposition proceedings;
  • Filing appeals & responding to the official actions regarding appeal proceedings;
  • Filing revocation actions & responding to the official actions regarding cancelation actions;
  • Filing invalidation actions & responding to the official actions regarding invalidation actions;
  • Administrative support (payment of renewal fees, registration of changes, registration of licenses, etc.); and
  • Support in portfolio strategy and management.
 

DESIGN

Design is an important competitive factor of a product making it attractive and desirable, and thus increasing its commercial value.

Design protects the outward appearance of a product or its parts, provided it is new and has individual character. Outward appearance is result of shape, contours, pattern, lines, colors, textures, and combinations of these characteristics.

In the area of design protection and proceedings CALLIDEA provides the following services:

  • Identity/similarity searches to assess the likelihood of successfully registering a design in markets of interest;
  • Prosecution of applications for Croatian, European Community and International designs;
  • Through a network of trusted foreign associates prosecution of national designs in other countries;
  • Filing invalidation actions & responding to the official actions regarding invalidation actions;
  • Filing appeals & responding to the official actions regarding appeals; and
  • Administrative support (payment of renewal fees, registration of changes, registration of licenses, etc.).

 
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IP TRAINING

CALLIDEA attorneys have experience in IP training which they can bring directly to your organization.

Tatjana Sučić is an experienced coach of national patent agents in the area of patent prosecution in accordance with the European Patent Convention (EPC). She has been providing training in this area since 2009.

To discuss IP training requirements please contact us.

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OUR TEAM

Tatjana Sučić, MME

Director
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Tatjana Sučić, co-founder of CALLIDEA is by basic education a mechanical engineer, graduating from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has over 20 years of experience in intellectual property matters. Tatjana is a registered patent and trademark attorney, authorized to represent clients before the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (SIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as before the Office for Harmonization in Internal Market (OHIM).

Tatjana’s career in the field of intellectual property started in State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (SIPO) in 1994 as a patent examiner. She rose to the position of Assistant Director in charge of the Patent Department. During this period she was extensively involved in numerous SIPO development projects from which we can emphasize introduction of full examination procedure, establishment of PCT procedure for international patent applications, and participating in drafting Patent Law and Regulations, and as the delegate from the Republic of Croatia she participated in the work of committees and working groups for the revision of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and in the work of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization at Geneva (WIPO).
After 12 years at SIPO she continued her IP career in private practice with 2 years at Korper & Partners Office and then 5 years in Vivalang d.o.o. Building on her previous experience of deciding on the grant of intellectual property rights, especially patents, in pursuing her career in private practice Tatjana gained valuable experience in the field of protection and prosecution of intellectual property rights representing clients, ranging from commercial companies, and the scientific community to the individual inventor.
In 2009 Tatjana attended the training of the European Patent Academy, where she acquired the status of an experienced national coach of patent agents in the area of EP patent applications prosecution in accordance with the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Prior to her IP career she had worked for three years for Elektroprojekt d.d. where she was a member of the international team Management Analysis Company (San Diego, USA) that was building up a Master Equipment Component Computer List and Document Control Project in Nuclear Power Plant Krško.

Languages: Croatian, English and German

Publications:

  • Sučić T. i Adamović J. “Procedures of patent acquisition and influence of European Patent Office practice on substantive examination procedure in the Republic of Croatia”, NARODNE NOVINE d.d. i Državni zavod za intelektualno vlasništvo RH Pravna biblioteka – europsko pravo, listopad, 2006. » link
  • Sučić T. “Croatia kicks off 2008 by joining the European Patent Convention”, “, IAM Magazine February 6, 2008 » link
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CONTACT

Callidea d.o.o.

Ogrizovićeva 9
HR-10000 Zagreb
t. +385 (0)1 3646 208
e: info@callidea.hr
w: callidea.hr
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Tatjana Sučić, MME
m: +385 (0)91 4580 218
e: tatjana.sucic@callidea.hr

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LINKS

State Intelectual Patent Office of the Republic of Croatia (DZIV)

European Patent Office (EPO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Office for Harmonization in Internal Market (OHIM)

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