Curriculum Vitae

  1. Family name: TOPIC
  2. First names: ZELJKO
  3. Date of birth: August 5, 1959
  4. Nationality: Croatian
  5. Education: graduated economist - MBA
Institution Degree obtained
Faculty of Economics, University of Banjaluka
1977 1981
graduated economist
Institution Degree obtained
Inter-University Postgraduate Study, Banjaluka-Zagreb- Belgrade-Sarajevo-Maribor 1989 Master of Business Administration
Institution Degree obtained
Institute of Economics, Zagreb Special Study FOIP  1988 Specialist for investment and development planning
Institution Degree obtained
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins Colorado, USA 1987 Certificate of ISARD school
  1. Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 excellent; 5 - basic)

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

English

1

1

1

Serbian

1

1

1

Macedonian

2

2

2

Slovenian

2

2

2

Membership of professional bodies: Croatian Association of Economists, Croatian Intellectual Property Association (President) AIPPI - Association Internationale pour la protection de la Propriete Intellectuale, LES License Experts Society.

  1. Other skills: Computer literacy
  2. Present position: Director
  3. Years of professional experience: 21
  4. Key qualifications :
  5. 1981 1983 Corporate finance in Transportation Company
    1983 1989 Feasibility studies in industry and agriculture, Project planning, evaluation and implementation, Corporate Strategies & Marketing Management
    1989 1992      Investments and resources development in scientific institutions of the Republic of Croatia.
    1992 2003 Intellectual property. Establishment of national system i.e. Intellectual Property Office, Legislation and Practice. All relevant international bilateral and multilateral activities concerning Intellectual Property. Active work on the international level Including World Intellectual Property organisation, World Trade Organisation, UN European Economic Commission etc.

  6. Specific Central and Eastern European experience: Legislation and practice relative to the Intellectual Property

Country

Date from Date to:

Croatia

since 1991

Bosnia and Herzegovina

since 1996

Macedonia

1994 2001
Slovenia since 1993
  1. Professional Experience Record

Date from Date to

Location

Company

Position

Description

1981-1983 Banjaluka Yugoslav Railways economist Corporate finance
1983 1989 Banjaluka Agro-business and Trade Company-institute for economics and development independent researcher as described above
1989 1992 Zagreb Ministry of Science and Technology, Zagreb   investments ad resources development
1992 2003 Zagreb State Intellectual Property Office Senior advisor,
Assistant director
as described above
2003 Zagreb Korper, Haramija & Topic Ltd

IP management

Director Intellectual Property Rights and Intangible Assets Management
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