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Around the World with LES April  2014              Joining Hands

LESI celebrates World Intellectual Property Day by coordinating worldwide events organized by LES national societies, reflecting the “Joining Hands” theme of LESI president Yvonne Chua.

World IP Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity . . . a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.”​

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Please join the following LES Societies in celebrating Around the World 2014:

LES Society Coordinator Planned Events
Andean Mr. Renzo Scavia International Conference: Technology transfer as a tool for integration and development (March 23-25)
Arab Countries Majd Khaddash (Ms.) Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) Courses
Argentina Veronica M. Canese World IP Day Reception at the Marvall & O'Farrell offices
ANZ Beth Benson IP Licensing: What I Wish I knew Then" - Celebrating LESANZ's 40th Anniversary and World IP Day.  30 April 2014
Austria Sabine Fehringer  
The event will take place on 24 April 2014, 4 pm at the Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Walcherstraße 11A, 1020 Vienna. Registration is open until 22 April 2014 under the following link: Anmeldung World IP Day 2014
Benelux Saskia Van Dijk-Struyk Topic Meeting in Luxembourg (24th April 2014): IP, Tax – Optimization and monetization in the European Union (
Brazil Tatiana Campello To offer a Technology Transfer Training course.
Britain Ireland Hayley French Hosting a reception on 24 April 2014 including other IP societies such ast he Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.  Furthermore, LES members will be entitled to join CIPA webinars on the day.
Chile Rodrigo Leon Ceremony with the U.S. Embassy in Chile
China Yibin Feng Beijing Workshop on "How to Structure a Product, Commercialization, and IP Licensing Agreement"
China - Hong Kong Rosalita Li  
Chinese Taipei David W Su Workshop: Tech Transfer and Licensing: Success Factors. (14 April 2014)
Czech Republic Vojtěch Chloupek Co-organize an event with Czech IP office
France Emmanuel Gougé Innovation: 3 Success Stories, The American Invention Act: Impact on Licensing Strategies
Germany Peter Hess  
Hungary Michael Lantos  
India Raj Hirwani Hosting a half a day workshop on "Introduction to Methods Patents: Issues and Cases," in Mumbai
Israel Hananel Kvatinsky Lecture on Patent Portfolio Holders/ Management by Adv. Ariel (Larry) Goldstein  (April 9, 2014) (more details TBA).
Italy Federica Brotto

A new website with the most important IP materials (book, news) realized by LES Italy in the last years.
The website, launched April 26, 2014, is available in Italian and English. See the new website at

Japan Ichiro Nakatomi Education programs at LES Japan (April 23-24)
Korea Jordan Kim  
Malaysia Brian Law Dinner Talk with LESI President and Malaysia Intellectual Property Cooperation in Kuala Lumpur.
Mexico Carlos Trujillo A breakfast honoring FINNOVA.
Philippines Leslie Cruz Launching "Project Gawi" in celebration of World IP Day, followed by a reception.  Multi-purpose Hall of the Intellectual Property Office, 25th April 2014, 2:00 pm 
Poland Monika Kaczmarska Live IP law online chat and best essay contest for students and law trainees.
Russia Sergey Dorofeev  
Scandinavia Saskia Van Dijk-Struyk Event to be held in Olso, on 27 May 2014.
Singapore Elissa Lim WIPO Global Filing Services and Alternate Dispute Resolution Services for Intellectual Property (IP) and Licensing.  28th April 2014, Registration 3:00 pm.
South Africa Zelda Snyman  
Spain and Portugal Jose Luis de Miguel Meeting. Topic: Draft Spanish Patent Act: A Step Toward Harmonization in Europe?  (April 29, 2014)
Switzerland Regula Altmann  
Turkey Murat Idal  Creating Value from IPR through Licensing
USA & Canada Colleen McCool 

Local chapters will be organizing multiple events.