You are here:   GRUR About us Special Committees

Special Committees

Special committees and working groups discuss questions of national, European and international law and prepare position papers to be issued by GRUR on draft legislation, directives and treaties, and on questions of the application of the law. The position papers are provided to the competent ministries, authorities and committees. Due to their competence, neutrality and well-balanced considerations they are highly regarded.

The following special committees and working groups exist at present:

  • Biotechnology law
  • Antitrust law
  • Copyright and publishing law
  • Drug and food law
  • Design law
  • Invention law
  • Patent and utility model law
  • Procedural law and international civil law
  • Protection of plant breedings
  • Data Rights
  • Trademark and unfair competition law

Would you like to become a member of a GRUR special committee?
On October 25, 2019, the Executive Board approved guidelines which you can download here (guidelines in german language) and which transparently explain the criteria applied by the chairmen of the special committees, who have the right of nomination for membership, in their selection.