Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht
Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht

Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht

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The institute was founded in 1961 and is now one of the leading research centers of agricultural law in Germany and Europe.

Research focuses on the European, national and comparative agricultural law, in particular the agricultural lease law, real estate transactions, competition law and antitrust, state aid law, copyright law, renewable energy law, food law, nature conservation law, animal welfare and the right of rural areas.

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7th Monzeler Weinrechtstag on the topic: "Wine, the brand! - The trademark law in the wine sector" at the winery Karl Veit in Osann-Monzel on July 20, 2018



updated may 15th, 2018

This year's Wine Law Convention, which deals with trademark law in the wine sector, will take place one month earlier than usual.

Wine brands are becoming increasingly important on the German wine market. Thus, the German wine market is adapting to developments in European and non-European countries. The development and establishment of a brand gradually creates an intangible value, which is reflected in increased customer loyalty, as the brand also promises a certain level of quality. However, the establishment of a brand in the wine sector also involves numerous legal issues, which concern both trademark law and general labeling requirements. The 7th Monzeler Weinrechtstag takles these issues from an economic and legal point of view and also looks beyond our national borders to the foreign markets, where wine brands are now firmly established.

For an overview of lecture topics and speakers as well as to register you are welcome to take a look at our flyer!


Martínez, José (Hrsg.), Reichweite und Grenzen des Agrarrechts - Gedächtnisschrift für Dr. Wolfgang Winkler, Schriften zum Agrar-, Umwelt- und Verbraucherschutzrecht, Bd. 77, Baden-Baden 2018

On 4 November 2016, a commemorative symposium for Dr. Wolfgang Winkler took place as part of the seventh Göttinger Gespräche zum Agrarrecht (the seventh conference on agricultural law in Göttingen).
The symposium, in continuation of Dr. Wolfgang Winkler’s life’s work, dealt with the scope and restrictions of agricultural law as an area of law. A research group consisting of Prof. Dr. Gottfried Holzer, Prof. Dr. Roland Norer, Dr. Christian Busse and Prof. Dr. José Martínez, which has been pursuing this fundamental question for several years, provided key impetus to the development of research into this subject. The presentations from the conference are collected in this book.
The Book collects the contibutiones by Prof. Dr. Roman Budzinowski, Dekan der Fakultät für Recht und Verwaltung der Adam-Mickiewicz-Universität Posen, Leiter der Abteilung für Agrarrecht an der Fakultät für Recht und Verwaltung; Präsident der Polnischen Vereinigung der Agrarrechtler | Dr. Christian Busse, Regierungsdirektor, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, Lehrbeauftragter an der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaflichen Fakultät der Universität Bonn sowie Dozent an der Hagen Law School für den Fachanwalt Agrarrecht | Prof. Dr. Rudy Gotzen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Vizepräsident des European Council for Rural Law (CEDR) | Prof. Dr. Gottfried Holzer, Institut für Rechtswissenschaften, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien | Prof. Dr. José Martínez, Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht, Juristische Fakultät, Universität Göttingen | Prof. Dr. Roland Norer, Universität Luzern, Ordinarius für Öffentliches Recht und Recht des ländlichen Raums | Dipl.-Ing. agr Eggert Wiese, Concordia Versicherungs-Gesellschaft a.G. Hannover.