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Prof. Dr. Peter Lutz

Certified copyright and media law attorney
Certified accountant

Specialists area

Intellectual Property, IT law


Prof. Dr. Peter Lutz studied legal, political and communications sciences as well asbusiness economics in Munich, Berlin and Strasbourg. In 1983 he passed the „Assessor“ exam in Munich, was finally designated as professor after various teaching assignments in Erlangen and is also appointed as a sworn auditor. After his admission to the bar, Prof. Dr. Peter Lutz specialized in consulting andrepresenting authors and originators and other creative professionals, publishinghouses, movie producers and other enterprises of the media industries. In doing so, the focus of his work was on consult-ing and representing in the field ofcopyright law and copyright contract law, press law and media law, as well as IT law,especially comprising the assessment of the advertising presence and mar-ketbehavior of business enterprises of all sectors. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Lutz supportsbusiness enter-prises in filing their trademark applications with national andinternational authorities and the en-forcement and defense of trademarks, domains andother industrial property rights (designs, utility models and patents) against violators. Another focus is on the consulting of shareholders and companies of any legal status,whatsoever, as regards shareholder disputes in and out of court.


Attorney 1983
Certified copyright and media law attorney
Certified accountant


German, English, French


  • Lutz, Peter; Greger, Maximilian: Urteil »Verlegeranteil« des Bundesgerichtshofs und Umwälzung in der Verlagswelt, in: Rautenberg, Ursula (Hrsg.): Jahresbericht der Erlanger Buchwissenschaft 2016

Book publications

  • Coauthor in: Münchener Prozessformularbuch, Band 5, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, Urheber- und Presserecht, published by Prof. Dr. Peter Mes, Verlag C.H. Beck, 4th edition 2014
  • Lutz, Peter: Verträge für Multimediaproduktion, 1st edition, 1996
  • Lutz, Peter: Der Verlagsvertrag, revision of the 5th edition, 1990

Comments on court decisions

  • Comment on the decision of BGH, July 19 ("Take Five"), 2012, in EWiR 2012, 639, zu §§ 31, 33, 35 UrhG


  • Lutz, Peter: "Die Umkehr des Verlagsprinzips: Bestandsanalyse und rechtlicher Handlungsbedarf“ am 14.11.2013, Fairlag-Kongress, Basel
  • Lutz, Peter: Vortrag zum Thema Verlagsrecht im Rahmen des 11. Fachanwaltslehrgangs Urheber- und Medienrecht der Deutschen Anwaltakademie in Hamburg am 19. Oktober 2012

Other publications

Member of

  • GRUR Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright Law)
  • ALAI – Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale
  • Die Familienunternehmer - ASU e.V. (The Family Entrepreneurs)
  • Peutinger Collegium e.V.