Prof. Dr. Christian Heinze, LL.M. (Cambridge)


  • Introduction to European IP Law
  • IP Law, specializing in Trademark, Patent and Civil Procedure Law

Curriculum Vitae

1976 Born in Wiesbaden
1996 - 2001 Legal studies in Münster and Lausanne
August 2001 First state examination, prize for the best examination in Münster 2001
2001 - 2002 Studies at the University of Cambridge, completion with LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree
Support of graduate students by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Awarding of the Freshfields European Prize for the Best Business Law Student and the Foundress Prize of the Pembroke College Cambridge
2002 - 2005 Legal clerkship, part of it in the 3rd Senate of the Higher Regional Court Hamburg (Competition Law, Trademark Law and Patent Law)
January 2005 Second state examination
2002 - 2007 Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Prof. Dr. Basedow, LL.M.)
October 2007 Doctorate in law by the University of Hamburg with the dissertation "Interim Legal Protection in European IP Law",
Receipt of the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society (2008) and funding of the Esche Schümann Commichau Foundation (2008) for the dissertation
2007 - 2008 Visiting Researcher of the Graduate Program at Harvard Law School (Prof Murray),
research on US and International Intellectual Property Rights, Procedural Law and Law Enforcement in Federal Juridical Systems
2008 - 2013 Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Prof. Dr. Basedow, LL.M.)
Responsible for the work group 'Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property' (CLIP) in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Visiting Lecturer and Examiner at the University of Hamburg (2005-2012), the University of Kaiserslautern (2008-2012), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (2006-2009), Kyushu University in Fukuoka (2012) and the Bucerius Law School (2014)
2013 - 2014 Junior Notary Public in Hamburg
January 2014 Habilitation at the University of Hamburg Venia legendi for the subjects Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law, International Civil and Procedural Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Intellectual Property Law, European Civil Law and Comparative Law
February 2014 Offer of a chair at the Leibniz Universität Hannover and the University of Regensburg
2014 Deputy chair holder for Civil Law, Procedural and Insolvency Law as well as Private International Law at the University of Regensburg
August 2014 Appointment as a Professor for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law, especially Patent and Trademark Law at the Faculty of Law of Leibniz Universität Hannover