Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Nordemann
Attorney at Law (Germany)

Kurfürstendamm 185
10707 Berlin

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Wilhelm Nordemann is particularly known for his activities in the fields of copyright, copyright contract, and competition law.

Wilhelm Nordemann studied law at Göttingen and Tübingen before joining the law firm of Dr. Friedrich Karl Fromm in Berlin in 1963. He has been lecturing on copyright, copyright contract, and competition law at the West Berlin, Freie Universität since 1969. Since reunification, he has been attached to the law faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Wilhelm Nordemann was a member of the expert commission on copyright law for the German Minister of Justice as well as legal advisor to a number of copyright associations and counsel to several German collecting societies. He participated intensively in the formation of the new copyright contract law which came into force in 2002. He is also a founding member of the Collecting Society for Visual Arts, the Association of German Authors (VS), and the Berlin Theatre Community.

In addition, he has been a member of the Comité Exécutif of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI). He has also been active as a member of the expert committee for copyright and publishing law and for competition and trade mark law in the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

The German Composers Association awarded him the “Medal for Particular Service to German Music;" the German Dramatists Union presented him with the “Golden Needle.” A celebratory publication (Festschrift) was produced on the occasion of his 70th birthday, edited by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Loewenheim.

Wilhelm Nordemann is the founder of the commentary Fromm/Nordemann one of the leading copyright law manuals in Germany. He is also the founder of Nordemann: Competition law – Trade Mark law. He is furthermore known as an author of numerous essays on copyright, competition, and trade mark law. He is one of the authors of Nordemann/Vinck/Hertin/Meyer: Commentary on International Copyright.