Dr. Julian Waiblinger

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

Julian Waiblinger advises in the fields of copyright law, information technology law, trade mark law, competition law and antitrust law. His main practice areas cover representation in infringement proceedings and advice on copyright contract law. He provides comprehensive advice and guidance on matters concerning the liability of providers and develops strategies against internet piracy. In antitrust law, he advises on issues relating to the prohibition of cartels, the admissibility of license agreements, R&D contracts and distribution agreements. Julian’s clients include international and national companies and associations in the areas of film, sports, games, software as well as publishing houses, web portals, media agencies and companies from the pharma & life science sector. In trade mark law, he also has many years of experience in the registration and enforcement of trade marks and the management of national and international trademark portfolios.

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  • Publications


    • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann“, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
    • 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
    • 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® 2020 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 Licensing Executives Society (LES) 
    • Member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. [competition law association]  
    • Member of the German Bar Association (DAV) 
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