Martin Kretschmer
CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow
Professor Martin Kretschmer speaking

Martin Kretschmer is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, and Director of CREATe (, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre. CREATe is an interdisciplinary research hub funded since 2012 by three UK research councils (Arts & Humanities AHRC, Engineering & Physical Sciences EPSRC, and Social & Economic Sciences ESRC). From 2000-2012, Martin was Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University ( From 1996-1999, he was an ESRC postdoctoral research fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London (ESRC Media Economics and Media Culture programme). During the 1990s, he was German Consultant Editor at BBC Worldwide, and wrote for German language national newspapers, public radio and TV. Martin is general editor (with Prof. Lionel Bently, Cambridge University) of, the digital archive of primary sources from 1450 to 1900. He is also chair of the editorial boards of the portals and In 2015-2016, Martin served as president of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association.


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