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Martin Kretschmer

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Glasgow

Martin Kretschmer (LLM LSE, PhD UCL) is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, and Director of CREATe (, the UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. From 2000 to 2012, Martin was Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University ( From 1996 to 1999, he was ESRC postdoctoral research fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London (Media Economics and Media Culture programme).

During the 1990s, he was German Consultant Editor at BBC Worldwide, and wrote for German language national newspapers, public radio and TV, including ZEIT, Frankfurter Rundschau, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, BR, SWF, WDR, SFB, Radio Bremen, DeutschlandRadio.

In 2010-2011, Martin was seconded to the UK Intellectual Property Office (at the time of the Hargreaves Review) working on a project on copyright levies. In 2015-2016, Martin served as president of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association. In spring 2018, he is Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

Martin is chair of the editorial boards of the web portals and He is also general editor (with L. Bently) of the digital archive


  • –present
    Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Glasgow