Péter Mezei

University of Szeged


Péter Mezei is a full-time faculty member of the Szeged Law School. He was awarded an honorary adjunct professorship (dosentti) at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku (Finland) in December 2014. He is a part-time faculty member of the College of Law, University of Toledo (United States), and a visiting professor of the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France) and the Bocconi University (Italy). He coordinates the joint intellectual property program of the University of Dresden and University of Szeged on the Szeged side. He graduated as a lawyer in 2004 and as a legal translator in 2005 at the University of Szeged. He earned his PhD degree in Szeged in 2010. The Szeged Law School honoured him with the Pro Scientia Price for the Best Published Dissertation of 2010-2012 in June 2012. He is fluent in Hungarian, English and German.

He is the author/editor of 14 books and author of 118 articles/book chapters/reviews. He prepared the national report for the 18th International Congress of Comparative Law (2010) on the limitations and exceptions in Hungarian copyright law; and the national report for the 19th International Congress of Comparative Law (2014) on license contracts, free software and Creative Commons (co-authored by Anikó Grad-Gyenge). He has been participating in research projects run by the Hungarian Copyright Forum Association, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, De Wolf & Partners Law Firm (Belgium), KEA European Affairs and the Research Center in Information, Law and Society, University of Namur (Belgium), Public Policy and Management Institute (Latvia), Center for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (United Kingdom). He is an elected member of the Hungarian Copyright Expert Board. He is running a Hungarian language blog about the challenges of internet and copyright law, elected the 10th best “expertise blog” on the Goldenblog contest of 2012 and the 10th best “business blog” on the Goldenblog contest of 2014.