From 1967 to October 2013 F.W. Grosheide was registered as a lawyer in Amsterdam. In 1974 he joined the University of Utrecht. In 1986 he obtained his PhD at the University of Utrecht with his thesis ‘Auteursrecht op maat’. In 1988 he was appointed as a Professor of private law (civil law and intellectual property law, particularly copyright) at the same university. Grosheide is a specialist in (international) contract law and (international) copyright. His former and current involvement in specific areas of expertise and interest (apart from his national and international publications and his foreign guest lectureships) include his years as editor of leading trade journals such as Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, contract law, intellectual property, information law/AMI and advertising law, as President of the Amsterdam Legal Society, his membership of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on copyright, memberships of the Association for copyright, the Association Littéraire et Artistique international and the Association for the Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property Law. At the moment he is as a consultant to lawyers associated with Versteeg-Wigman-Sprey in Amsterdam. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property and fulfils a number of administrative functions such as board member of the Karel Appel Foundation.