Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard)

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard) (HU Berlin) has been a founding director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin since 2017. Since 2014, he has been Professor of Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law, with an emphasis on commercial legal protection, on the Faculty of Law at the HU Berlin.

From 2008 to 2014, he held a professorship at Leibniz University Hannover and was a visiting professor in Basel, Shanghai and at the Bucerius Law School. He is the author of numerous contributions on intellectual property law and has repeatedly served as an expert in hearings of the German Bundestag, at various ministries and at EU institutions regarding proposed reforms in copyright and patent law. His research focuses on European and international intellectual property law as well as information technology law.

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E-Mail

sekretariat.metzger[at]rewi.hu-berlin.de

Website

https://www.rewi.hu-berlin.de/de/lf/ls/mzg/news

Organisation
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Positions

    Founding Director Weizenbaum Institute (until 31 March 2019)

    Principal Investigator (PI):

    Research Group "Frameworks for Data Markets"

    Research Group "Shifts in norm setting"

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  • Committees and functions
    • Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Expert Committee for Data Law
    • Chair of the Scientific Committee of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
    • Head of the arbitration board at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V.
    • Co-Rapporteur (Co-Lead) of the commission “Intellectual Property and Private International Law” of the International Law Association
    • Founding member of Institut für Rechtsfragen der Freien und Open Source Software (IfrOSS)
    • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Expert Committee for Copyright and Publishing Law
    • Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V.
    • Member of the European Copyright Society
    • Member of the European Law Institute
    • Arbitrator at Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e. V.
  • Fields of research
    • European and international intellectual property law
    • Information Technology Law
Projects

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2009-heute
Aufbau des Open-Access-Journals JIPITEC: Journal of Intellectual Property, IT- and E-Commerce Law (DFG)

2004-2011
Intellectual Property in the Conflict of Laws: Erarbeitung eines Softlaw-Instruments (Förderung durch den Max-Planck-Innovationsfonds)

Einwerbung einer GRUR-Stiftungsprofessur für das Institut für Rechtsinformatik der Universität Hannover

Schlichtungsstelle der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik

Publications

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