Frank GOTZEN
Anversa, 23/03/1947

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Professor Frank Gotzen received his law degree (Doctor in Law) from the K.U.Leuven in 1970. He obtained a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt–Stiftung and worked from 1970 till 1973 as a researcher at the Max–Planck–Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition law in Munich. In 1979 he became a lecturer for “Copyright” at the Law Faculty of the K.U.Leuven and in 1984 also for “Industrial Property”. Since 1987, he was Professor for Copyright an Industrial Property. After his retirement in 2012 he continues to teach “Copyright” as an emeritus Professor.
Professor Gotzen has been Dean of the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Brussels (K.U.Brussel) from 1982 till 1987. From 1992 till 1997 he was the Rector of this university. Professor Gotzen is the founder of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR) and has been its director between 1988–2014.
In 1994 Professor Gotzen worked as an expert at the Belgian Parliament to review the Belgian Copyright Bill. He has been an expert several times for the Commission of the European Community, drafting studies in Intellectual Property matters. In 2002 and in 2006 he has been appointed as Visiting Researcher in the Institute for Intellectual Property (IIP) in Tokyo. In 2013 he was appointed as Program Professor in the School of Public Affairs of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei. Since 2011 he is a visiting Professor for the Master en Propriedad Intelectual of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
He acted as a member of the Scientific Council at the Max–Planck–Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich and of the EU Experts group on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights with the European Commission (DG MARKT).
At present he is a member of the Belgian High Council for Intellectual Property.
He established in 1998 the Dutch–French LL.M. program in intellectual property rights. Working languages: Dutch, English, French, German and Italian Research topics: Harmonisation of Copyright in the European Union Legal Protection of technology Recent developments in International and Benelux Trademark Law.
In 2016, Professor Gotzen has been elected as President of the International Copyright Association ALAI, based in Paris.
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