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Prof. Dr Peter Picht


Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht,LL.M. (Yale) studied law at Munich University and Yale Law School, did his PhD (summa cum laude) at Munich University/the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and holds a masters degree from Yale Law School.

He has been working, i.a., with the EU Commission’s DG for Competition, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, as well as with the law firms Allen&Overy and Linklaters.


blockchain-based IP register, IP transactions, competition in blockchain-based markets, antitrust control, data-driven business models, blockchain and corporation law.

Chairs and Positions

  • chair for Commercial Law at the University of Zurich
  • head of the University’s Centre for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (CIPCO)
  • affiliated to the Max Planck Institute as a Research Fellow.

Academic Interests

  • intellectual property law
  • competition law
  • international private and procedural law, in particular corporations, trusts and estates.

In these fields, he has advised governments, companies, foundations, trusts and other legal entities, as well as private persons and families. Prof. Picht is admitted to the bar in Germany and Switzerland (Art. 28 BGFA).


Prof. Picht is in the early phases of a project on blockchain-based IP transactions.