Martin Kretschmer

CREATe – University of Glasgow


Martin Kretschmer is Director of CREATe and joined the University of Glasgow in 2012 as Professor of Intellectual Property Law in the School of Law. Prof. Kretschmer has written numerous independent policy reports (including for UK Intellectual Property Office IPO, UK Cabinet Office, European Parliament). In 2010-2011, Prof. Kretschmer was seconded to the IPO (at the time of the Hargreaves Review) working on a project on copyright levies.

In 2015/16, Prof. Kretschmer served as President of EPIP, the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association. In 2018, he was Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Fiesole/Florence, and in 2020 a Weizenbaum Fellow at the German national institute for the “networked society”. Professor Kretschmer is best known for developing innovative empirical methods relating to issues in copyright law and cultural economics, and as an advisor on copyright policy. He also has a long standing interest in the history of ideas relating to these fields. He is chair of the editorial boards of and (UK #1 copyright portal). He is also general editor (with Prof. Lionel Bently, Cambridge University) of, the leading copyright history archive.