Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Alexander Peukert, born in 1973, 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. After refusing offers for professorships at the Universities of Bonn, Siegen and Linz, Austria, he has since 2009 been professor of civil law and commercial law with a specific focus on international intellectual property law at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”. His main research interest is in intellectual property and unfair competition law. He teaches economic analysis of IP law and international IP law at the universities of Zurich (LL.M. Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht), Strasbourg (Intellectual Property Law and Management), and Lyon III (LL.M. International and European Business Law).