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About the Journal

GRUR International is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal which transitioned from a German to English-language publication in 2020. The journal deals scientifically with the fields of IP and Competition Law as well as the areas related to them. This includes, for instance, patent law, utility model law, copyright and neighbouring rights, publishing law, trademark law, design law, competition law, antitrust law, the law of personality, and certain aspects of food law, advertising law, media law, general civil law and procedural law.

Concentrating on a methodological and systematic approach, the journal focuses on:

  • Peer-reviewed articles written by leading academics and practitioners providing in-depth discussion on IP and competition issues;
  • Translations of current and important non-English decisions from jurisdictions worldwide, with a particular focus on civil law countries, connected with case notes in appropriate cases;
  • Case notes providing commentary and analysis on recent IP decisions and developments;
  • Opinions providing a deeper analysis of legal decisions and developments in view of their background, context, appropriateness and impacts;
  • Reports summarizing the main topics and opinions discussed in a relevant event on one or more fields of law covered by GRUR International;
  • Reviews of new and relevant books in the field of IP and competition law published worldwide, independently of the original language of the book. The reviewed books shall not have been published longer than ten months before the review submission.

The journal is specifically designed for scholars specialising in IP law, IP lawyers and patent attorneys both in private practice and working in industry. It is also an essential source of reference for members of the judiciary, officials in IP offices and regulatory bodies, and institutional libraries.

From 2023, GRUR International (formerly GRUR Int.) is exclusively published on behalf of GRUR by Oxford University Press, licensing to C. H. Beck.

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Articles published in GRUR International are indexed in Scopus.

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