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International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC)

The International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), tracks worldwide developments in intellectual property and competition law, presenting the finest academic research in these fields from a European legal perspective.
Our scholarly emphasis concentrates on disseminating and expanding upon the European approach to law. Our goal is to set ourselves apart from other (esp. several US) publications. To this end we focus on two specific aims:

(1) The most significant legal developments from around the world (including, in particular, Asia), are taken up and considered within the European context. These developments are presented in a manner that is understandable not only to a European audience, but also to US and Japanese readers.

(2) Current legal developments occurring in Europe are examined in such a way that the non-European reader can appreciate their significance.

IIC offers a platform for opposing ideas, providing for rich debate on a host of current IP and competition law topics.
The value of IIC for European specialists, going beyond other “European” journals, rests in our treatment of non-European topics combined with our illuminating analyses of European legal developments as seen within a global legal context.
For non-European specialists, IIC is the medium of choice as it explores developments extending beyond strictly European legal issues (i.e. developments in Asia, India, the Near East, Africa, Latin and North America), while at the same time conveying a European viewpoint on these events. In this respect, the target readership comprises those (including Americans and Asians) interested in more than merely legal developments in the USA.

We make no compromises with regard to the scholarly nature of the journal. This commitment is the aspect that separates IIC from a host of other journals on the topic. However, the communication of our content consistently maintains a reference to practice. Thus, it is not the average lawyer who is targeted, but the specialist who has an interest in scholarly debate.

IIC’s central feature is high-quality articles with a firm theoretical foundation submitted from experts around the world. IIC also prints reports and opinions on IP and competition law events and issues occurring around the globe. In addition, we translate and publish the most important decisions from jurisdictions worldwide (including non-mainstream jurisdictions), providing our readers with a unique service found almost nowhere else.

Finally, IIC looks back on a more than 40-year history of publication. Each volume builds on this tradition of academic excellence. Our established foundation provides a unique basis upon which our readers are able to research and explore coming developments in IP and competition law in the decades to come.

Editorial Board
William R. Cornish, QC, LL.D. (Cambridge), F.B.A., Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Cambridge, External Academic Member of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Josef Drexl (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF), Dr. jur., LL.M. (UC Berkeley), Professor of Law, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Honorary Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Christophe Geiger, Dr. iur., Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Dr. iur., University Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge, and Fellow, King’s College, Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Christopher Heath, Dr. jur., Judge, Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office, Munich

Reto M. Hilty (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF), Dr. jur., Professor of Law, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Ordinarius ad personam at the University of Zurich, Honorary Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Annette Kur, Dr. iur., Associate Professor at Stockholm University, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Jochen Pagenberg, Dr. jur., LL.M. (Harvard), Attorney-at-Law, Munich/Paris

Alexander Peukert, Dr. iur., Professor of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Hanns Ullrich, Dr. iur., M.C.J. (NYU), Professor of Law Emeritus, Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges

Legal Manager
Sofia Filgueiras, LL.M. Eur. (Munich)

Print and Publishing Editor
Charles Heard

Manuscript Submission
Contributions may be submitted at any time to IIC’s Legal Manager at:
E-Mail: iic@ip.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
IIC
Marstallplatz 1
80539 Munich
Germany
Phone: +49 89 24246-208

Republication Policy
Upon request, contributions may be republished in print elsewhere, provided it is made clear that the contribution has first been published in IIC and full and correct reference data are cited (volume, page, year). In order to obtain authorization, please contact IIC’s Legal Manager.
SSRN and other similar online databases may be used as preprint media for contributions prior to their publication in IIC.
However, once the contribution is published in IIC (“Online First”), it must be removed for a period of two years from all online media on which it has been made accessible. An abstract of the contribution may remain online, as long as it indicates IIC as the source where the full text version may be retrieved.
Nevertheless, authors are entitled to make contributions available on their homepage, provided this is a strictly personal homepage, i.e. not a homepage administrated by an academic or educational institution (where the contribution is deposited in the electronic repository of the institution concerned).
Once the two year exclusivity period has elapsed, contributions may be (again) made available on SSRN and other similar online databases as well as institutional websites.

Subscription Information
ISSN print edition 0018-9855
ISSN electronic edition 2195-0237

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IIC Online
Online subscriptions to IIC are available at SpringerLink, LexisNexis, Westlaw International and Beck-Online.

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Instructions for Authors
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Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urherberrecht, Internationaler Teil (GRUR Int.)

GRUR Int. (Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Internationaler Teil) is a leading German-language law journal in the field of intellectual property. Published by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (and its predecessors) since 1952, it has ca. 1,600 subscribers worldwide. GRUR Int., which is printed by C.H. Beck publishers in Munich, appears monthly, with a double issue for August and September. It has a yearly total of ca. 1,200 printed pages (ca. 4,500 manuscript pages).

With a focus on international and European comparative and foreign law, the journal publishes articles, reports, new laws in German translation, important court decisions and book reviews. A running bibliography is printed at 2-month intervals. A complete collection of all issues going back to 1952 is available on CD-ROM.

Editors
Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl
Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty

Editorial Assistant
Robert Loher

Legal Manager
Ilka Reimann

Submissions
To submit an article, please send your manuscript as a Word file to grurint@ip.mpg.de.

Please note that the editors’ evaluation of submitted manuscripts does take time. As soon as the editors have reached a decision on whether to publish a manuscript, its author is notified immediately by the editorial staff.

Orders
Orders for GRUR Int can be placed with any bookseller or with the publisher Verlag C.H. Beck at the following address:

Verlag C.H. Beck
Wilhelmstraße 9
80801 München
Tel.: +49 89 38189-679
Fax: +49 89 38189-297
E-Mail: abo.service@beck.de

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Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Paper Series (SSRN)

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Paper Series is a source for research papers authored by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition academic staff (Eds.: Prof. Josef Drexl, Dir.Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Dir.Prof. Reto M. Hilty, Exec. Dir.).

Papers cover topics on intellectual property law (copyright, patent, trademark law), competition law (law of unfair competition, antitrust law), innovation research and entrepreneurship.

To access all the papers in this series please use the following
http://www.ssrn.com/link/Max-Planck-Innovation-RES.html

Current Issue: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/sample_issues/1281188_CMBO.html

Tables of Contents of all issues

Contact
Sylvia Kortüm  
Tel.:+49 89 24246-455
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E-Mail:ssrn(at)ip.mpg.de

Peter Weber, M. A. (LIS)  
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Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail:peter.weber(at)ip.mpg.de