Matthias Leistner (1974) is Professor of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law, with Information and IT-Law (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) Chair) at LMU Munich. He studied law in Berlin, Brussels, Munich and Cambridge. Ph.D.-studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law Munich; Dr. iur. (s.c.l.), LMU Munich 1999. Master of Law (LL.M.), Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge 2004. Habilitation (Post-doc thesis), LMU Munich 2006.
Matthias Leistner was Head of the Commonwealth Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich. From 2007-2016 he was Professor of Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law and Director of the Institute for Commercial and Economic Law at the University of Bonn. Apart from his Chair at LMU Munich, at present, he is a Member of the Faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), and a guest professor for European Intellectual Property Law at the University of Xiamen, China, and at the Tongji University, Shanghai.