Croatia - Country Commercial Guide
Protecting Intellectual Property

Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.

Last published date: 2021-09-16

In March 2004, the Croatian Parliament ratified a comprehensive bilateral Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Croatia on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. In general, intellectual property is well-protected in Croatia and there are several highly capable local law offices specialized in IPR protection available to U.S. exporters. For contact details, please e-mail the U.S. Commercial Service office at: office.zagreb@trade.gov.

The following is the contact information for the Croatian IPR institution:

State Intellectual Property Office

Ms. Ljiljana Kuterovac

Managing Director

Ulica grada Vukovara 78

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone: 385/1/610-6100

E-mail: kabinetravnatelja@dziv.hr

In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov for more resources.

IP Attaché Contact for Europe:

Ms. Rachel Bae

U.S. Mission to the European Union

Boulevard du Régent 27

BE-1000

Brussels, Belgium

Telephone: +32 2-811-5308

E-mail: Rachel.Bae@trade.gov