Research News

Study  |  07/28/2020

Identifying and Measuring Artificial Intelligence – Making the Impossible Possible

Researchers of the Institute and the OECD have published a new study on how to identify and measure AI-related developments in science, algorithms and technologies. Using information from scientific publications, open source software (OSS) and patents, they find a marked increase in AI-related developments over recent years. The growing role of China in the AI space emerges throughout.

Die Publikation „The Revitalisation of the Object and Purpose of the TRIPS Agreement: The Plain Packaging Reports and the Awakening of the TRIPS Flexibility Clauses” von Christophe Geiger und Luc Desaunettes-Barbero zeigt, dass die „Plain Packaging“-Entscheidungen nicht nur das Markenrecht betreffen, sondern dem TRIPS-Abkommen mehr Flexibilität geben
Study  |  07/27/2020

More Flexibility for the TRIPS Agreement

Public health can constitute a legitimate reason to encumber trademark use: This was recently confirmed by the WTO Appellate Body. A current publication concludes that the decision provides more flexibility to WTO members for adapting intellectual property rights to new realities.

Die Digitalisierung sorgt für neue Herausforderungen im Patentrecht und für mehr gemeldete Patente
Research News  |  05/05/2020

Modernizing Patent Law: New Rules for the Digital Age

The claim for injunctive relief under patent law shall be subject to proportionality in the future. The Institute has issued a position paper on the amendments proposed by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.


Institute News

Andrea Zappalaglio, Suelen Carls and Flavia Guerrieri haben beim ECTA Award den ersten Preis gewonnen, Geographische Herkunftsangaben für nicht-landwirtschaftliche Produkte, Marken- und Geschmacksmusterrecht, Urheberrecht
Award  |  07/13/2020

ECTA Award for Andrea Zappalaglio, Suelen Carls and Flavia Guerrieri

Andrea Zappalaglio, Suelen Carls and Flavia Guerrieri have been awarded the 1st prize in the prestigious ECTA Award. They received the prize for their contribution in the field of non-agricultural Geographical Indications (GIs) and their possible role in the future development of the EU sui generis GI regime.


Current Research Projects

Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Tracing the Path from Science to Technology

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Dr. Stefano H. Baruffaldi (MPI and University of Bath), Dr. Fabian Gaessler, Felix Pöge

Further research project
Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Regulation of the Digital Economy

Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl, Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty, Carolina Banda, Francisco Beneke, Luc Desaunettes-Barbero, Dr. Michèle Finck, LL.M., Jure Globocnik, Dr. Begoña Gonzalez Otero, Jörg Hoffmann,  Daria Kim‎, Shraddha Kulhari,  Michael Mertel,  Heiko Richter, Stefan Scheuerer, Peter R. Slowinski, Jannick Thonemann, Klaus Wiedemann

Further research project
Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Modernisation of European Copyright Rules

Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty, Dr. Valentina Moscon (Project coordinator), Andrea Bauer, Dr. Silke von Lewinski, Ricarda Lotte, Heiko Richter, Moritz Sutterer, Tao Li