Foci of Research

Research at this Chair include in particular - always including comparative and international aspects:

Private Law

focussing on Contract Law; in particular construction contracts and Consumer Law including e-commerce

Intellectual Property Law

focussing on the protection of IP rights within the Internal Market; protection of trademarks; IP protection and internet; rights in user generated data

Law of Unfair Competition

focussing on  German and European law of unfair commercial practices; relation and scope of total harmonisation; overlaps; legal framework for online marketing including conflict of laws

Competition/Antitrust Law

focussing on German and European Competition Law; especially the relationship between the protection of competition and of other public interests; scope of prohibition of agreements in restraint of competition with regard to vertical agreements, in particular relating to online distribution; public and private enforcement systems including individual liability