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German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Identification number in the register: 051800211149-90
Registration date: 15/05/2013 15:44:49

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/02/2015 10:07:39
The date of the last annual update was: 06/02/2015 10:07:39
Next update due latest on: 06/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

GRUR e.V.

Non-Governmental Organisation

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, 11
Cologne 50668
GERMANY

(+49) 22165065151

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Michael Loschelder

General Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Sandra von Lingen

Manager International Affairs

    Goals / remit

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.

Members
Members of the GRUR Association are German and foreign individuals - lawyers, patent attorneys, judges, academics, professors, 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. GRUR has remained an organisation constantly attracting new members, due to the broad scope and the constant high quality of its activities. In 2013 approximately 5,300 natural and legal persons were GRUR members, including a considerable and increasing number of foreign persons.The members are organised in seven domestic regional groups and working groups.

Working Methods
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 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.

New Challenges
The protection of intellectual property rights is gaining in significance. Whereas 50 years ago real property, machinery and material goods formed the major part of the assets of an enterprise, these are now determined increasingly by elements of intellectual property. The globalisation of the economy generates a need for appropriate global protection.

GRUR has responded to these developments and established a position for "international affairs" in its secretariat in 2004, the aim being to develop the international engagement of the Association and to present itself as a discussion partner to the competent international authorities, particularly the European Commission, WIPO, the European Union's Trade Marks and Designs Office (OHIM) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

Publications
Since its foundation over 100 years ago the Association has published the renowned monthly professional journal "Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht", also abbreviated as "GRUR", which was supplemented in 1953 by the monthly journal "GRUR International."The case law report "GRUR-RR" has been published since 2001, and since 1967 a series of monographs under the title "GRUR Abhandlungen".

The publications include academic contributions on issues of German, European and international intellectual property law as well as significant case law and legislative material. Since the covers of the printed publications are in a distinctive green, for several decades now the names "Grüne Zeitschriften" ("Green Journals") and "Grüner Verein" ("Green Association") have become the commonly used names of the publications and the Association itself.

Furthermore, the platform "Beck-Online" enables electronic access to all journals, which are also available on CD-ROM and DVD. Further information can be found under journals.

Financial Support
GRUR maintains an academic fund which provides financial aid to selected university chairs and research projects, among other things by granting fellowships.

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Wir beobachten laufend alle legislativen und exekutiven Maßnahmen der Kommission und des Parlamentes auf dem Gebiet des Geistigen Eigentums.


 

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New Challenges
The protection of intellectual property rights is gaining in significance. Whereas 50 years ago real property, machinery and material goods formed the major part of the assets of an enterprise, these are now determined increasingly by elements of intellectual property. The globalisation of the economy generates a need for appropriate global protection.

GRUR has responded to these developments and established a position for "international affairs" in its secretariat in 2004, the aim being to develop the international engagement of the Association and to present itself as a discussion partner to the competent international authorities, particularly the European Commission, WIPO, the European Union's Trade Marks and Designs Office (OHIM) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

In the course of this "internationalisation" of the Association, GRUR was granted the status of an observer at WIPO in 2005, participating since then in meetings of the competent committees of this important organisation. Since 2006 GRUR is a member of the "Users' Group" of OHIM, participates in hearings of the EU Commission, organises since 2005 the "GRUR meets Brussels" workshop in Brussels, and is also engaged in an exchange of views and cooperation with European and international sister organisations. In order to enhance the professional academic exchange of views, GRUR takes part in international conferences and meetings, also inviting foreign speakers and guests to its own events. The working programme of the annual meetings also regularly includes international subjects. To this end German-English simultaneous interpretation has been made available to foreign participants since 2008.

Professional Events
For the purpose of information and legal education, GRUR offers the following events to its members and other interested circles in Germany and abroad:

At the Association's annual meetings national and international intellectual property issues are debated in speeches, podium discussions and symposia. The annual meetings are organised by different regional GRUR groups each year. They allow participants to broaden their specialist knowledge, to participate in discussions and to meet with friends and colleagues.
The regional groups hold - usually monthly - meetings with lectures and discussions on current problems and developments.
In cooperation with the "DeutscheAnwaltAkademie" of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein) and the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer), training seminars held by experienced judges, lawyers, administrative officials and acad emics are offered.
Special courses are held for lawyers wishing to qualify as specialists in intellectual property law.
Every one or two years GRUR holds the workshop "GRUR meets Brussels" for an exchange of views with representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and interested circles on issues of European law.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1  

1

1

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Consumer Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights

    Membership and affiliation

5,300

  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • PORTUGAL
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

870,000 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

870,000 €

400,000 €

470,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.