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Chair of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law, with Information and IT-Law (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) Chair)

Apart from general civil law, the Chair is specialised in intellectual property law (in particular copyright and patents) and internet law. A special research focus concerns copyright regulation of the internet as well as legal challenges in the areas of big data and industry 4.0. In patent law, current research focuses on the future European Unitary Patent System, on standard essential patents and patent pools in telecommunication and consumer electronics as well as on specific issues of pharmaceutical patents, indirect patent infringement and other questions of general patent law. Furthermore, extensive research projects have covered unfair competition law as well as fundamental questions regarding general principles of intellectual and industrial property rights.

Online Platforms and Intermediaries in Copyright Law

On March, 23 and 24, 2017, Prof. Leistner and Prof. Ohly of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in co-operation with GRUR, will organize a Conference on "ONLINE PLATFORMS AND INTERMEDIARIES IN COPYRIGHT LAW" in Munich. Against the background of the Commission's recent Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the Conference will take stock of the present law, compare different national approaches in the EU, the US and Asia and consider potential ways forward.

Please find additional information and details for registration in the attached Conference Programme (465 KBytes).



    Postal address
    Marstallplatz 1
    80539 München

    Street address
    Marstallstraße 8

    For further information please visit the chair's German website.


    Wörner, Bettina

    Phone: +49 (0)89 / 24246 - 409

    Fax: +49 (0)89 / 24246 - 5415

    Email: sekretariat.leistner@jura.uni-muenchen.de

    Opening hours: Montag + Dienstag: 9:00 bis 13:00 Uhr
    Mittwoch + Donnerstag: 9:00 bis 12:30 Uhr
    Derzeit nur nach vorheriger Absprache per E-Mail.


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