Prof. Dr. Alexander Peukert


Alexander Peukert (pronounce as Poikert) has since 2009 been full professor of civil, commercial and information law at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He studied law and obtained his Dr. iur. (s.c.l.) at the University of Freiburg (1993-1999). After his second state examination (2001), he practiced law in a Berlin law firm specializing in copyright and media law. From 2002 to 2009, he was senior research fellow and head of the U.S. department at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich. In 2008, he was awarded the qualification of university lecturer (Habilitation) by Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. From 2009 to 2019, he was principal investigator of the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders". His main research interest is in intellectual property and unfair competition law. Next to his teaching at Goethe University, he teaches international IP and unfair competition law in LL.M. courses at the universities of Strasbourg (Intellectual Property Law and Management), Lyon III (LL.M. International and European Business Law), and Mainz (LL.M. Media Law). 

Publications of Professor Peukert: SSRN and Complete List of Publications

Lectures Professor Peukert

List of Guest Lectures at Goethe University Frankfurt

Teaching Professor Peukert (in German)



Memberships and Activities Professor Peukert

Chair, European Copyright Society (2023-2024)

Member of the international advisory board, University of Amsterdam interfaculty research priority area "Trust in the digital society" (2023-

Associated Investigator, research project CEDITRAA – Cultural Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation in Africa and Asia (2021-)

Principal Investigator, Research Initiative “ConTrust: Trust in Conflict – Political Life under Conditions of Uncertainty" (2021-)

Member of the scientific advisory board, Mainz Media Institute (2020-)

Member of the scientific advisory board, EU Horizon 2020 project "Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe (reCreating Europe)" (2020-2023)

Investigator, research project "Key Enforcement Judgments", European Union Intellectual Property Office (2020-)

Peer Reviewer, GRUR International - Journal of European and International IP Law (2019-)

Guest lecturer, Masterstudiengang Medienrecht (LL.M.), Mainz Media Institute and JGU Mainz (2019-)

Member, EURHISFIRM - long-term data for Europe, funded by the EU Horizon2020 initiative (2018-2021)

Distinguished Scholar in Residence, New York University School of Law, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy (Summer 2017)

Member of the Executive Committee, ALAI (Association litteraire et artistique internationale) International (2017-2021)

Guest lecturer, University of Alicante, Master "Intellectual Property", Course “The Public Domain” (2016-2019)

Visiting Fellow, ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Research Group The Ethics of Copying, Bielefeld University (2015-2016)

Guest Professor, University Jean Moulin Lyon III, LL.M. International and European Business Law, Course International IP (2013-)

Member, European Copyright Society (2012-)

Member, Interdisciplinary Research Group Future of the Scientific Communication System, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2012-2015)

Member of the Board, ALAI Germany (2011-)

Member, Committee "Intellectual Property and Private International Law", International Law Association (2011-2021)

Member of the Board, European Policy for Intellectual Property (2011-2014)

Principle Investigator, Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" (2009-2019)

Guest lecturer, Université de Strasbourg, Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), Master "Intellectual Property Law and Management", Course IP and Private International Law (2009-)

Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer, Association for Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) (2007-2017)

Secretary, Committee on Comparative Business and Commercial Law, German Association for Comparative Law (2007-2015)

Member, European Max Planck Group on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP) (2005-2011)

Member, Special Committee on Copyright and Publishing Law, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) (2004-)

Executive Editor (2004-2019) and peer reviewer (2019-), International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) (2004-2019)