Inštitut za intelektualno lastnino / Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) is a consulting, research, and educational institution, operating in the fields of intellectual property law, internet law, media law, personality rights, personal data protection and access to public information.
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.
Saša Krajnc, graduated lawyer
Saša Krajnc is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor. In her thesis, she wrote about copyright on works of architecture. She is currently a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law in Vienna where she is preparing her dissertation in the field of intellectual property. Saša held many lectures at the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning, in cooperation with which she published a legal manual on copyrights of architects to help lawyers and architects understanding and enforcing copyrights. She is also the author of various articles in the area of copyright and intellectual property.
Before working for IPI, Saša was a legal assistant at the commercial department of the district court of Ljubljana in a specialised team of judges and assistants competent for the resolution of intellectual property disputes. She now works for IPI as a legal expert for intellectual property.
Her work is focused on legal research and writing legal opinions in the field of copyright and industrial property rights.
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.