Dr. Lukas Mezger

E-Mail mezger@unverzagt.law
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IT and data protection law

  • Advice and certification for businesses in the online and communication sectors, especially in the areas of online marketing, eCommerce, and eHealth


Copyright and media law

  • Advice and representation for corporations and individuals in the film, advertising and online sectors, especially artists and agencies
  • Drafting and revising contracts and standard clauses


Trademark law

  • Registration of industrial property rights
  • Advice and judicial representation regarding trademark violations


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Foreign languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • French



  • 2006–2011 Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and Libera Università degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Rome
  • 2011 First legal state exam at the Hanseatic higher regional court
  • 2011–2013 Legal trainee to the Hanseatic higher regional court, including posts at the Northern German Broadcasting Corporation (NDR, Hamburg) and at the Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco)
  • 2014 Admission to the Hamburg bar
  • 2016 Ph.D. in copyright and design law, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel



  • Die Schutzschwelle für Werke der angewandten Kunst im deutschen und europäischen Recht (The Threshold of Originality for Works of Applied Art in German and European Law), V&R 2017.
  • (with Tobias Lutzi) Wikipedia und Rechtsvergleichung, in: von Schlieffen/Fischer (eds.), Tagungsband zum interdisziplinären Symposium 'Rechtsquelle Wikipedia? Praxis–Fiktionen–Standards',  pp. 17–25 (PDF).
  • (with Leonard Dobusch) Öffentlich-rechtlicher Mehr-Wert: „Terra X“ wird Wikipedia, Der Tagesspiegel, 3 January 2020 (online


Honorary positions 

  • co-chair of the intellectual property and media law group, Bucerius Alumni
  • chair of the supervisory board, Wikimedia Deutschland
  • member of the board, Lawyers for Future Germany
  • member of the supervisory board, Science Media Center Germany