Marija Turkovic Popovski is a researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe. She works in the Department Intellectual Property Rights. Before joining FIZ Karlsruhe, she worked for several years as a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Mannheim. She got her LL.M. degree at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany, as a DAAD scholarship holder. Thereafter, she also received a scholarship from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) to conduct a legal research on measures for promoting clean technology innovations. The research was done at the University of Technology in Kaiserslautern at the Department for Intellectual Property Rights.