Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger

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

Professor for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law, especially Industrial Property Law


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

Picture: Irina Ruppert


  • Born in 1971

  • Studied law in Hamburg and Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 1st and 2nd state exam in Hamburg

  • 2002: Doctor iuris at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) in copyright law

  • 2001-2007: Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law, Hamburg

  • 2005-2006: LL.M. program, Harvard Law School

  • 2008: Habilitation at the Universität Hamburg: Venia legendi for civil law, business law, especially intellectual property law, private international law and comparative law, legal methodology

  • 2008-2014: Professor for civil law, intellectual property law, information technology law and international private law at the Faculty of Law, Universität Hannover

  • 2011: Visiting Professor at the Universität Basel

  • 2012: Visiting Professor at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

  • 2016: Visiting Professor at the Tongji University, Shanghai

  • Since 2014: Professor for civil law and intellectual property law, especially industrial property law at the Faculty of Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin