Mark Peters, LL.M.

Specialist attorney for information technology law, Specialist attorney for intellectual property law     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Mark Peters has over 20 years of experience advising German and international companies on IT and IP law. His practice spans comprehensive counsel on online liability, enforcement and defence of claims in the digital realm, and guidance on adapting to new regulatory landscapes such as the DSM Copyright Directive and the Digital Services Act (DSA).

With a focus on artificial intelligence, Mark emphasises the importance of traditional intellectual property rights and compliance with regulatory standards. His expertise extends to data protection consultation and representation before regulatory authorities. Mark has a broad experience in open-source matters, contract negotiation, and the resolution of software piracy disputes.

Additionally, Mark regularly assists clients in domain dispute resolution and domain acquisitions. He also offers strategic counsel on safeguarding and litigating trade secrets, complemented by frequent seminars and lectures.

His diverse client portfolio includes online platforms, search engines, software and media entities, financial institutions, automotive manufacturers, engineering firms, and renewable energy enterprises.

Mark is a member of INTA, ITECHLAW and GRUR.


  • Digitalisation & Data protection
  • Copyright
    Know-How & Trade Secrets Protection
  • Trademark Infringement & Product Counterfeiting
  • Competition Law

Key points

  • Online platforms and internet service providers
  • Computer and information technology
  • Technology companies
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Media and new media
  • Financial institutions
  • Medical products


  • Study of law at the Universities of Passau and Leeds, 1994-2001
  • First state examination, 2001
  • Legal clerkship at Passau District Court Second state examination and admission to the bar, 2003
  • Specialist lawyer for intellectual property law, 2009
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg Master’s degree in Information Law (LL.M. ), 2015
  • Specialist lawyer for information technology law, 2015

Publications & Lectures

Safe harbour for pirates? Is the viral effect suitable for defence in copyright and patent infringement proceedings?
DSRITB 2016, 675 Nemethova/Peters

Patent as effective protection for software products
InTer 2018, 67 Nemethova/Peters

Media and Entertainment Law Review, Country reports for Germany

Lecturer at the University of Applied Management on internet and data protection law,

Know-how protection in companies
since 2017 fot Beck Seminare

Worldwide Data Protection Challenges
INTA2021 Annual Meeting

Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA)
ITECHLAW European Conference

Awards & Rankings

Recognized, Information Technology Law, Best Lawyers, 2023

Leading Attorney in his field (nformation Technology Law), Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, editon 2024