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Brigitte Lindner
Registered European Lawyer (Bar Standards Board) at Serle Court, London



  • Studies in Law, University of Würzburg, 1979-1984
  • Studies in Musicology, University of Heidelberg, 1985-1988
  • First State Examination in Law, 1985 (Würzburg)
  • Second State Examination in Law, 1988 (Stuttgart)

Main Areas Of Work:

Intellectual Property, in particular Copyright and Related Rights Law; Comparative Law; Private International Law

Additional Information:

  • Course Tutor, King’s College Postgraduate Diploma in United Kingdom, European and United States Law of Copyright and Related Rights
  • Formerly Legal Adviser, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), London, (1992-1999) and foreign associate with Siméon & Associés, Avocats, Paris (1988-1992).
  • Participant at the Diplomatic Conference on Certain Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
  • Questions (Geneva 1996) and at the Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances (Geneva 2000) both held under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  • A large collection of national copyright laws is maintained and updated as and when new legislation becomes available.


  • British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) – Member of the Executive Committee



  • Mestmäcker/Schulze, Kommentar zum deutschen Urheberrecht (Luchterhand, 2006 - looseleaf) Commentary on German Copyright Law, with responsibilities for commenting §§ 32, 32a and 32b (provisions on copyright contracts), §§ 85, 86 and 126 (provisions on the protection of phonograms) of the German Copyright Law.
  • Demolishing Copyright The Implementation of the WIPO Treaties in Switzerland, published in European Intellectual Property Review, [2005] E.I.P.R., 481 - 488.
  • Cross-border Copyright Protection before the Berne Convention A brief Account of Music
  • Publishing Practices in the Early 19th Century, published in Autoriu Teises I Literaturos, Mokslo Ir Meno Kurinius, Vilnius 2004.
  • Der Referentenentwurf für ein Gesetz zur Regelung des Urheberrechts in der
    Informationsgesellschaft vom 18. März 2002 Kurze Einführung mit kritischen Erläuterungen, published in Kunstrecht und Urheberrecht, KUR 2002, pages 56-65. (Article on the implementation of the EC Copyright Directive in Germany).
    Revival of Rights v. Protection of Acquired Rights The Interpretation of Article 10(3) of the Duration Directive by the European Court of Justice in the Butterfly Case, published in European Intellectual Property Review [2000] E.I.P.R. 133 – 136.
  • Switzerland: The Cradle of International Exhaustion? Published in European Intellectual Property Review [1999] E.I.P.R. 373-377
  • News on the Internet Legal Implications of Union Syndicale des Journalistes Français, CFDT v. Sté Plurimédia, published in European Intellectual Property Review [1998] E.I.P.R. 410-413
  • Rechtsvergleichender Überblick über die vertraglichen Beziehungen zwischen Felix
    Mendelssohn und seinen europäischen Verlegern UFITA (Archiv für Urheber- Film-Funk- und Theaterrecht), Volume 136/1998, pages 233-255. (Article on the contractual relations of the composer Felix Mendelssohn with his European publishers).
  • Die Kodifizierung des französischen Urheberrechts UFITA (Archiv für Urheber- Film-Funk- und Theaterrecht), Volume 125/1994, pages 9-25 and 231-284. (Article on the French Intellectual Property Code and German translation of the first part of the Code).