Dr. jur. Gert Würtenberger

Partner

Attorney-at-law

 

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. Lead co-author, Handbook of German and European Plant Variety Rights, 3nd Edition 2021

Würtenberger, G. UPOV 1991 – A modern system of property rights for plant breedings or time for a new property right? (Englisch Translation of UPOV 1991 – Ein zeitgemäßes Schutzrechtssystem für Pflanzenzüchtungen oder Zeit für ein neues Schutzrecht?  published in Festschrift für Peter Meier-Beck zum 65. Geburtstag in GRUR 2/2021  (Commemorative publication for Peter Meier-Beck on the occasion of his 65th birthday in GRUR 2/2021), in pbrighst.eu (07/2021)

Würtenberger, G. UPOV 1991 – Ein zeitgemäßes Schutzrechtssystem für Pflanzenzüchtungen oder Zeit für ein neues Schutzrecht?, in Festschrift für Peter Meier-Beck zum 65. Geburtstag, GRUR 123(2021), 2, Seite 397-400

Würtenberger, G. Der Schutz von Pflanzenzüchtungen – Teil 1: Sortenschutzrecht und Sortendefinition/Teil 2: Antrag und Prüfung, in Taspo Nr. 8/9 (2021)

Würtenberger, G. Patentability of Plants and Animals exclusively obtained by Essentially Biological Processes, in pbrights.eu (07/2020)

Würtenberger, G. Protection of Trade Secrets and Know-How in the European Union, in in A.I.P.P.I. Journal Japan Vol. 63 No. 1 2020

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

 

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