Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, LL.M. (Cambridge), University of Bonn, studied law in Berlin, Brussels and Cambridge. Ph.D.-studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law Munich; Dr. iur. (s.c.l.), Munich University 1999. Master of Law, Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge 2004. Habilitation (Post-doc thesis), Munich University 2006.
Matthias Leistner was Head of the Commonwealth Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich. At present he is Professor of Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law and Director of the Institute for Commercial and Economic Law, University of Bonn. Moreover, he is a Member of the Faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), and has been a guest professor for European Intellectual Property Law at the University of Xiamen, China, and at the Tongji University, Shanghai.
His specialties are intellectual property law, unfair competition law and internet law. He has published seven books and numerous articles in these fields and has been consulted on IP matters by various government departments and non-governmental organisations as well as international institutions. He is co-editor of the bi-lingual Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum/Intellectual Property Journal (ZGE/IPJ until 2014), of a standard commentary on German unfair competition law (Grosskommentar UWG, Berlin 2013/14), and the standard commentary on German copyright law (Schricker/Loewenheim, Urheberrecht, as from the forthcoming 5th edition). Recent publications include comprehensive papers on German and European copyright law and internet provider liability rules.