Meti Ketner

Leaders in Law endorses Meti Ketner as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Slovenia. If you wish to get in touch with Meti’s please use the contact information provided above.

Meti Ketner is a passionate and innovative lawyer and a businesswoman, European Trademark and Design Attorney, the CEO and the founder of KETNER® Ltd. which is constantly progressing and expanding and following the key trends of Intellectual Property Protection to which clients can rely on.

Meti Ketner is aware that the Intellectual Property Protection sector is constantly evolving. Ideas of the future are already changing the present moment. She is very proud to show the world the intellectual capacity of Slovenia – the rising star of this world.

KETNER® founded by Meti Ketner in 2008 focuses on industrial property protection (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, etc.) and offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to the Intellectual Property Challenges of modern times, both for corporations as well as individuals. To maintain strong market position KETNER® company represent their clients in Intellectual Property Proceedings at the national, European, and international levels.

KETNER®’s professional field extends from the personal touch of in-depth analysis of the idea itself focused on problem-solving inventions and related patent technical documentation, supported by legal advice, expert reports, IP searches, and monitoring, valuating, to the other specialist support in the field of industrial property rights and beyond. Operating with vision and optimism, KETNER®’s protected Intellectual Property is manifesting through brilliant industrial property rights reflecting the originality of its owners. The KETNER®’s coverage ranges from representation in the process of acquisition, registration, maintenance, to enforcement of industrial property rights in Slovenia and worldwide.

Prior to practicing law in her own company, Meti Ketner was working for the larger Slovenian professional legal offices and also for institutions of public importance and in the frame of international projects of great importance for Slovenia. Meti Ketner strives for success working together with the team of highly-qualified experts by doing the best for their clients. To maintain its strong market position KETNER® is reflecting its strength.

Work experience

Before practicing law in her own company, Meti Ketner was working for larger Slovenian professional legal offices and also for institutions of public importance in the frame of international projects of great importance for Slovenia.

  • 2008 onwards: KETNER, Ltd. – Founder, Director of the company, Trade Mark and Design Attorney, Expert for Patents
  • 2006-2009: AGENCIJA VEBO, družba za invencije, pravno svetovanje in nove medije, d.o.o. – Director
  • 2005-2006: HIGHER COURT IN MARIBOR – Judicial intern
  • 2004-2005: INSTITUTE OF SHAREHOLDERSHIP – Legal consultant and project manager
  • 2003: MIRO SENICA – ODVETNIK – Attorney, lawyer intern
  • 2001-2002: SCHOENHERR, d.o.o. – Head of Legal Department
  • 2000-2001: STATISTICAL OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA – Lawyer intern
  • During her studies, Meti Ketner worked as an Assistant in the framework of two international PHARE projects; “Further Alignment of Slovene Statistical Methodology with EC Requirements and Reinforcement of the Institutional Capacity of Slovene Statistical Office in View of Accession to the EU” (SORS) and “Approximation of Legislation and Enforcement Programme” (Government Office of the Republic of Slovenia for legislation).

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Intellectual Property

Educational Qualifications

  • CEIPI (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies), University of Strasbourg,Strasbourg, France – Basic Training in European Patent Law (2015/2016-2016/2017)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, CBE -Training Programme for professional training of candidates for detectives (2015) – specialization in the field of intellectual property
  • WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, Innovation Division and The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (2012) – Intellectual property valuation training
  • WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization and The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2010) – Franchising and Licensing Agreement
  • European Patent Office, European Patent Academy (2009) – European Patent Academy Summer School AU47-2009 “IPR for researches”
  • The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (2003) – Master examination for Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of the Interior, Directorate for the Organization and Development of Administration, Administration Academy (2002) – Master examination for employees in the public administration and justice system
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law – International law/university degree in law (2000)

Firm Description

  • We are Slovene legal office specialising in intellectual property, focusing on industrial property (trademarksindustrial designspatents, etc.).We provide legal advice, prepare expert reports, and perform searches and monitoring and other specialist support in the field of industrial property rights and beyond.
  • We provide representation in the processes of acquisition, registration, maintenance, and enforcement of industrial property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs…). We are official Patent Attorney entered in the Register of Patent Attorneys at the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (No. 258) and the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (EU) (No. 46191).
  • We provide representation in domain names disputes.
  • We encourage the development of copyright, intellectual property and other rights deriving from the creative activities of human being.
  • We are the owners of ZASCITA.SI, PROTECTION.SI and KLIK TV trademarks, and the company founder, Meti Ketner, is the co-owner of VODA.SI trademark.
  • We are ambitiously tackling everyday tasks. Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property and intellectual property protection.

Markus Bruckmüller

Markus Bruckmüller is a partner of Wolf Theiss in Ljubljana and Vienna and heads the Slovenian office of Wolf Theiss. He is specialized in corporate/M&A, banking & finance and real estate. His career experience includes advising on several large-scale M&A transactions, cross-border banking and finance projects and real estate transactions.

He regularly holds internal and external lectures on aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings, inter alia at the Wolf Theiss School of Excellence and on the Ljubljana Faculty of Law. Markus is admitted as attorney in Austria and Slovenia and was educated at University of Vienna.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Recent years have presented financial markets across the globe with historic challenges. With world markets finally regaining balance, your business needs fresh thinking to help you adjust to the demands of new regulations and political and economic developments.

Known for its analytic rigor, our Banking & Finance team draws on its banking product expertise. We collaborate with all our teams, including our regulatory, dispute resolution and restructuring teams to help you realise your business goals. It’s routine for us to provide clients with innovative, customised solutions: much imitated, our financing techniques have set the standard for the industry.

The largest banks, insurers and financial institutions and their customers in CEE/SEE trust us on issues ranging from commercial lending, project financing and private equity to regulatory work, Medium Term Notes (MTN), Eurobonds, IPOs, takeovers, credit-linked notes, securitisations, de-listings and loan portfolios.

We’re aware that regulatory issues are driving banking and financial markets these days. This is why we’ve made it such a high priority to develop relationships with local regulators, stock exchanges and government officials. We pass the benefits of these relationships on to you as we advise on MiFID II, CRR, payment services, and data protection, EMIR, MAD II, Investment Fund Regimes (UCITS IV, UCITS V) and AIFMD.

Wolf Theiss:

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Marko Petek, PhD, Attorney at Law and Mediator

In 1994, he was employed by the police and at the beginning of his work, he graduated from the Higher School of the Interior (1997) and later from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (2002). In 2006 he received his MA in the same Faculty of Law, in 2007 he passed the state law examination and in 2013 he received his doctorate in the field of media law. In 2017 he became specialized negotiator and certified mediator.

He has performed numerous tasks in the field of traffic, protection of persons and objects, protection of money transport, and in the last years he worked at the economic police department of the criminal police.

He is the author of several articles, he also lectured at various seminars, and his goal in life is to solve people’s problems. Problems often begin with law, and the solution is always sought broader than merely in legal norms. Cicero said that the highest law can be the biggest injustice, so the problems need to be addressed in a comprehensive way and cum grano salis (with a touch of salt). Solving legal problems is often associated with a lot of nerves, stress, and last but not least, cost, so the wisdom of settling a dispute at the right time is sometimes the greatest victory!

Law Firm:

Petek Law Office, Ltd., is a Slovenian law firm established in 2010 by Dr. Marko Petek. The firm has a team of 6 people, two partners, one paralegal, two legal assistants and one administrative collaborator.

Dr. Marko Petek has 20 years’ work experience, he started his carrier at the Ministry for internal affairs, with the police department. He worked on areas traffic police, Bureau of safeguard and protection and Detective as criminal economic/business investigator. In the year 2003 he started working with an attorney as paralegal and became Attorney at law in 2007. He finished law school in 2002, masters in 2006 and PhD in 2013.

Specialties:

Petek Law office is specialized in areas of corporate law, media law, internet law, labor law, contractual law, terms and conditions, negotiation, damages. We also work in other areas like criminal law, civil law, public procurement, tax law, administrative law. Lately we have been doing a lot of work in negotiation and mediation.

Maja Zgajnar

Legal service:

banking, finance & capital markets, Employment Law, Pharmaceutical Law, labour & employment, insolvency & restructuring

Education:

University of Maribor, Faculty of Law, Master’s degree study International Law, Maribor/Slovenia (in course)
Mediation Network Initiative, Certified mediator, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2009)
Bar exam, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2005)
University of Maribor, Law Faculty, Maribor/Slovenia (2001)

Working experience:

International Law Firm, Slovenian Branch, Senior Associate, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2007-2012)
National Law Firm, Attorney at Law, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2003-07)
International Law Firm, Associate, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2001-02)memberships

Slovenian Bar Association

Activities:

Article “Share Vinculation in Germany”, Pravna praksa (June 2002)
Chapter of a book Public procurement published online (contributed introduction and chapter Audit Procedures) (within the scope of work for Schoenherr)
Article Report on Slovene changes of legislation in year 2001, International lawyer (2001) (within the scope of work for Schoenherr)
Article Privatisierung von Banken in Slowenien, “Die Presse” (2001) (in scope of work for Schoenherr)

Languages:

Slovenian, English, Croatian, German

Schoenherr:

Our main ambition is your commercial success and satisfaction as our client. We know that ready-made answers or legal nitpicking are not an option for our clients. We provide flexible, creative, and personally-tailored solutions – always on the highest level of corporate law on both the national and international level.

Legal issues are often very complex. At schoenherr, we ensure that they don’t become perplexing as well. Clear and effective communication is a hallmark of our dialogue with clients. Also within schoenherr, it is one of the highest priorities of our corporate culture.

Schoenherr was one of the first international law firms to move into the dynamically developing CEE market. Today, schoenherr is among the largest law firms in this region and has an outstanding reputation.

Markus Bruckmüller

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna almost 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Business Crime; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Compliance; Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Energy & Renewables; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property & Information Technology; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Life Science; Real Estate & Construction; Regulatory & Procurement; Retail and Tax.

We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to help them solve problems and create opportunities.

WHAT WE DO

We do exactly what you would expect a law firm to do. We just do it differently. Our people are smarter, quicker and sharper than most. (So they keep telling us.) But they’re also ready to listen, receptive to argument and lightning quick to grasp what you need.

We like our working relationships to be enjoyable, open and direct. But it’s ultimately about getting results. So if you want advice on whether to go ahead with a deal, we won’t give a long list of delicately nuanced arguments for and against. Just a straight yes or no, backed by a concise rationale.

It’s about helping you make decisions and move your organisation forward. That’s what we do and where we get our satisfaction.