Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
Welcome to GRUR!
Many thanks for your interest in the protection of intellectual property rights and our association. With approximately 5,000 members in Germany and abroad, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), founded in 1891, is the largest and oldest association in Germany that is devoted to the protection of intellectual property.
Its members include German and foreign individuals - lawyers, patent attorneys, judges, academics, as well as enterprises, associations of enterprises and their respective staff members and representatives. Staff members of the German and European trademark and patent authorities and of the international organisations competent for the protection of intellectual property are also among the members. The purpose of the Association according to its statutes is the academic advancement and development of industrial property and copyright law at the German, European and international level, i.e. in the field of law today called "intellectual property law."
Therefore, GRUR discusses issues of intellectual property protection at annual meetings, monthly events at the regional groups and in academic publications, thus contributing to the academic discussion and further development of this area of law, while at the same time enhancing the knowledge of its members. Assistance provided to the national, European and international legislative bodies and to the authorities competent for issues of intellectual property protection remains a major part of the activities. In contact with national and international associations and organisations devoted to the same or a similar subject matter, GRUR regularly participates in the discussion of current issues and developments in the field of intellectual property.
GRUR does not pursue personal, professional or commercial interests, but exclusively and directly academic objectives of a non-profit nature.
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Review GRUR Annual Meeting 2013
The GRUR Annual Meeting 2013 took place from 25 to 28 September 2013 in Erfurt, Germany and was attended by over 670 participants from 33 nations and 5 continents.
To view and download presentations, photos, the list of attendees, the list of partners and other information related to the conference, please click on the icons "downloads" and "information" here.
Zwei Rechtswissenschaftler mit Preis der Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung ausgezeichnet
Große Ehre für zwei verdiente Rechtswissenschaftler: Am 17. Januar haben Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Ahrens von der Universität Osnabrück und Prof. Dr. Mary-Rose McGuire (Universität Mannheim), die ebenfalls früher an der Universität Osnabrück tätig war, für ihr Modellgesetz zum Geistigen Eigentum den ersten Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung erhalten. Der Preis wird unter der Schirmherrschaft des Bundesinnenministers alle zwei Jahre für herausragende Gesetzgebungsvorschläge verliehen.
4th GRUR Int. / JIPLP Joint Seminar
Register now: 4th GRUR Int. / JIPLP Joint Seminar on Monday, 10 March 2014 in Munich: The different notions of “copyright-protected work” in Europe
The 4th GRUR Int. / JIPLP Joint Seminar being organised by GRUR in cooperation with JIPLP and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI) will look into the different notions of “copyright-protected work” in Europe.
GRUR@WIPO: Report on the 26th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
From 16 to 20 December 2013, GRUR representative Professor Dr Norbert Flechsig attended the 26th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights took place in Geneva.