Dr. jur. Gert Würtenberger




Education and Professional Career

  • WIPO Neutral
  • President of GRUR – German Association for Intellectual Property Law and Copyright Law (since Sept. 2014)
  • Chairman of the Southern German Arbitration Tribunal for Disputes in Seed and Plant Variety Matters (since 2010)
  • Chairman of the GRUR Expert Committee for the Protection of Plant Varieties (since 2007)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal “Intellectual Property Law & Practice”, Oxford University Press (since 2005)
  • Attorney-at-law and partner in a big highly renown Munich based patent and law firm (1984 – 2012); partner since 1989; managing partner (2007 – 2011)
  • Doctorate at the University of Marburg, dissertation on the subject “Die Priorität im Sortenschutzrecht” [Priority Rights in Plant Variety Law] (1993)
  • Scholarship Legal Studies, King’s College, London (1985)
  • Internships, inter alia, at the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai, and at the law firm Matsuo + Kossugi, Tokyo (1980 – 1983)
  • Legal studies at the University of Munich and the London School of Economics (1975 – 1980)



Memberships in Organisations and Associations

  •  Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR) [German Association for Intellectual Property Law and Copyright Law]
  • Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • Overseas Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)
  • Deutsch-Polnische Juristenvereinigung e.V. [German-Polish Lawyers’ Association]



Recent Publications

Würtenberger, G. Brexit and License Agreements”, in ip-iurisdictio.org, 01/2020

Würtenberger, G. Genuine Use of a Registered Trademark – Decision of the Second Board of Appeal of 23 October 2019 in Case R 767/2019-2”, in p-iurisdictio.org, 012/2019

Würtenberger, G. “Informed User and Freedom of Design – Judgement of the General Court of the European Union – T-209/18”, in ip-iurisdictio.org, 11/2019

Würtenberger, G. “Use of a registered trademark – Effects of alterations in the form used”, in ip-iurisdictio.org, 10/2019

Würtenberger, G. First contours of European Law on damages in IP infringement cases”, in ip-iurisdictio.org, 10/2019


For a complete list of publications by Gert Würtenberger please click here.