Inštitut za intelektualno lastnino / Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) is a consulting, research, and educational institution, operating in the fields of: Copyright law, Trademark law, Design law, Patent law, Domain name, Internet, Personal data protection, Blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.
The main area of IPI’s work is copyright law. In the field of trademark and design law, IPI acts as trademark representative. It advises various Slovenian companies, ranging from start-ups to large corporations and also to individual creators and public institutions.
IPI is active also in the research field, especially regarding copyright law, where it works with universities, research institutes, art centres and other cultural and non-government organizations in Slovenia and abroad. It also participates in various European and international projects connected to intellectual property law.
In the field of education, IPI organizes lectures and roundtables, participates in conferences, workshops and current debates regarding intellectual property law. With this, it aims to enrich the Slovenian mind set with new ideas and perspectives, crucial for the development of a creative and innovative society of the new millennium.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič is the founder and head of the Intellectual Property Institute, a private research and consulting institution.
Maja graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1996). She obtained her Master’s degree at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1999, Economy), at Harvard Law School (2000, Law) and at the Faculty of Law in Turin (2005, Intellectual Property). She also holds a Doctoral degree from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (2006, Copyright). She is the author of many publications in the field of intellectual property and co-author of various books regarding the internet and intellectual property law.
Her research and academic work is focused on intellectual property, especially copyright. She participates in different international projects. Maja is an arbitrator in alternative dispute resolution proceedings for the resolution of domain name disputes regarding the use of the top-level domain .si and a representative for trademarks and designs. She was in charge of the project Creative Commons Slovenia and since 2019 she is Representative and Legal Lead of the Slovenian Chapter in the Creative Commons Global Network. She is also a member of the Communia association that advocates the expansion of the public domain and the increased access to and reuse of culture and knowledge.
Tilen Zonta, graduated lawyer
Tilen Zonta finished his first cycle studies of law and is currently a second cycle student of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. During his studies, he spent a full academic year on a student exchange at the University of Poitiers in France and competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong. He also attended a summer school in intellectual property and information technology law organised by the Michigan State University in Opatija, Croatia. In his Master’s thesis, he is focusing on the protection of geographical indications.
Tilen works for IPI as a research assistant.
He edits IPI’s webpage, writes news on intellectual property matters, legal opinions and helps on various international projects. He also writes articles connected to copyright and intellectual property law.