Dr. Julian Waiblinger

Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany) • Certified Copyright and Media Lawyer

With over 15 years in private practice, Julian Waiblinger is an experienced IP lawyer specialized in European and German copyright law. He regularly advises and represents clients in the film, sports, games, music and publishing sectors in high profile IP cases and online enforcement matters.

Julian’s main practice areas cover representation in infringement proceedings, advice on copyright contract law and rights clearance matters. He is also assisting clients in developing and implementing strategies against internet piracy. In trade mark law, he also has many years of experience in trade mark prosecution and the management of national and international trade mark portfolios.

He is the author and co-author of many works in the areas of copyright law. These include, for example, Fromm/Nordemann, one of the leading copyright law commentaries in Germany, and annual reports in the leading legal journal “NJW” on the most recent developments in copyright legislation and case law. Julian holds a PhD in copyright law and teaches at Potsdam University.

  • Publications

    (Selection)

    • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann“, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/Julian Waiblinger on developments in lower and higher court jurisdiction in copyright law in 2021, GRUR-RR 5/2022, 201
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and case law of the highest courts in copyright law [“Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht“], NJW 2022, 744
    • Implementation of Art. 17 DSM Directive into German National Law – the German Act on the Copyright Liability of Online Content Sharing Service Providers (UrhDaG), abrufbar auf dem Kluwer Copyright Blog unter: http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com
    • Julian Waiblinger/Jonathan Pukas, The accusation of plagiarism in the light of current debates – More hype than substance? [“Der Plagiatsvorwurf bei Schriftwerken im Lichte aktueller Debatten – Mehr Schein als Sein?“], ZUM 2022, 85
    • Beck’sches Rechtsanwalts-Handbuch, 12th edition 2022, chapter 41 Internet law with Stefan Haupt
    • Julian Waiblinger/Jonathan Pukas, Implementation of Art. 17 DSM Copyright Directive into German National Law – the German Act on the Copyright Liability of Online Content Sharing Service Providers (UrhDaG) [„Die urheberrechtliche Haftung von Online-Plattformen nach dem Urheberrechts-/Diensteanbietergesetz (UrhDaG)“], MDR 2021, 1489
    • Art. 17 DSM Directive: International Application in EU cross-border scenarios – Or: Why the EU needs a faithful implementation into national law, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com
    • Julian Waiblinger / Julian Klagge, Contribution for “ILN Insights” – INCOPRO, UK
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann / Julian Waiblinger, Art. 17 DSM-RL – Tension with the existing law? [Spannungsverhältnis zum bisherigen Recht?], GRUR 2020, 569
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2019 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2019”], GRUR-RR 2020, 185
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright law [“Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht“], NJW 2020, 737
    • Julian Waiblinger/ Stanislaus Jaworski, Games Piracy – Website Blocking as a Means of Law Enforcement [“Games-Piraterie – Website-Sperren als Mittel der Rechtsdurchsetzung”], MMR Supplement, 2019, 7
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright law in 2017 [“Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht 2017“], NJW 2018, 756
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger,
      The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2017 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2017”], GRUR-RR 2018, 177 
    • Julian WaiblingerJette Nordemann, Kisses on a cruise liner – justified under the “works in public places” exception?, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/author/jwaiblinger1/
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Advertising on websites with copyright infringing offers on the internet [“Werbung auf Websites mit urheberrechtswidrigen Internetangeboten”], MMR 2017, 211
    • Heinz Goddar/ Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Patent Settlements and Drug Discount Agreements in Light of European and German Antitrust Law, Competition and Patent Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector: An International Perspective, 2016
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright [“Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht“], NJW 2016, 772
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2015 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2015”], GRUR-RR 2016, 177
    • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Cartels and boycotts against infringers of intellectual property rights? – Antitrust law limits of self-regulation [“Kartelle und Boykotte gegen Schutzrechtsverletzer? – Kartellrechtliche Grenzen der Selbstregulierung“], GRUR 2015, 1070
    • “Plagiarism” in science, doctoral dissertation, 2012 
  • Lectures
    • Lecturer for copyright law for BeckAkademie
    • University of Potsdam: Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Digital Media Law and Management LL.M / MBA 
    • Lectureship at the University of Potsdam: “Copyright” (summer semester 2019) 
    • Lecturer for copyright law for the GermanLawyerAcademy [DeutscheAnwaltAkademie] 
  • Awards
    • Best Lawyers® 2024 lists Julian Waiblinger among the selected lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Law. https://www.bestlawyers.com

     

  • Memberships
    • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) 
    • Member of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)
    • Member of the International Trademark Association INTA (Copyright Committee 2020 – 2022; Chair of the Copyright Policy Subcommittee 2022 – 2023)
    • Member of the Videogame Bar Association (VGBA)
    • Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) 
    • Member of the German Bar Association (DAV) 
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!