Upcoming Events

  • LES France "Life Sciences IP Event 2023"

    Virtual/Paris | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2023
    LES France are co-organizing a Life Sciences IP hybrid event with AIPPO (FR group) and ASPI (in-house IP Specialists) on 8 June.

    Topics to be covered:
    • Case Law in Europe
    • Future European Legislation on Drugs
    • Report on Compulsory Licensing
    For those attending in-person, the event will be followed by a networking drink.

    Keep updated here!
  • LES Britain-Ireland “How to Tackle Lookalikes”

    Edinburgh | Dates: 13 – 13 Jun, 2023

    LES Britain & Ireland’s Scotland Committee are thrilled to announce their 2nd event of 2023 taking place in EDINBURGH on 13 June!

    SPEAKER: Geoff Steward, IA Director, Stobbs

    Geoff Steward is a trial lawyer with over twenty-five years’ experience and has long been recognised in Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading individual for IP disputes. He joined Stobbs in 2018 after being a partner and head of the IP group at leading London firm, Macfarlanes.

    He has handled IP disputes for some of the leading brands of the world, including Budweiser, Nike, Pernod Ricard and various Formula One teams. His expertise includes disputes relating to trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs (registered and unregistered), database rights, data protection, breach of confidence and anti-trust. As well as undertaking pure IP claims, Geoff has acted on a broad range of contractual disputes relating to brand protection and brand monetisation such as licensing, franchising, manufacturing, supply and distribution. He has acted for clients in industries as diverse as retail, publishing,  television, sports (soccer, cycling, golf and Formula One), food and drink; automotive and aviation.

    Geoff will discuss the following:

    • Sleight of hand by the supermarkets
    • The fixed action patterns at work
    • No need for costly confusion evidence
    • What is the unfair advantage?
    • How is it proved?
    • The best registration strategy
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  • LESI High Tech Committee "Startup/SME Series: The story of DJI and Ather Energy"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Jun, 2023

    Join this LESI High Tech Committee webinar to hear the story of growth of two successful startups, their technology and IP strategy. DJI is a leading Chinese company in the field of drones. Ather Energy is a leading Indian company in the field of electric scooters.

    Dario Mohammadian (LESI High-Tech Committee)
    Heinz Goddar (LESI High-Tech Committee)

    Alice Wang (DJI)
    Anoop Jain (Ather Energy)

    Come to hear their story from humble beginnings, attracting investment, developing technology, and leveraging IP, in order to become self-sustaining successful industrial businesses.

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • les Nouvelles LIVE: Spotlight on the June 2023 Issue

    Virtual | Dates: 20 – 20 Jun, 2023

    Join LESI Editor David Drews and Executive Director Dana Colarulli for the next les Nouvelles LIVE! -- an online event focused on the “making-of” stories from the authors of articles in the June 2023 edition of LESI's les Nouvelles.

    June 2023 was a special edition with all the articles focused "Licensing Regulations In Various Jurisdictions.” It includes 19 articles evaluating regulations as they affect licensing agreements executed in different jurisdictions around the world.

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LESI Innovation Trends Committee "Circular Economy: new challenges and the perspective of industry"

    Virtual | Dates: 22 – 22 Jun, 2023

    Circular economy is a trend topic, on top of the EU agenda: in 2022 the European Commission has issued two packages of measures to implement a circular economy action plan that dates back to 2020. The boost to circular economy is not only a matter of environment, but also a matter of business. Circular Economy is essential to save our planet, but is also an opportunity for companies to develop new business models fostering innovation and making revenues out of it.

    In this webinar, the LESI Innovation Trends Committee will present two study cases from two important EU companies that will present how they approached circular economy and sustainability.

    Moderator: Antonio Di Bernardo (THINX)


    • Sonja London (TactoTek)
    • Julien Thiel (DEASYL)
    • Andrè Gorius (WINNOTEK)
    This event is free to participants and will be repeated twice on Thursday, 22 June 2023.

    Register for the Session 1 @ 10:00am CET HERE.
    Register for the Session 2 @ 3:00pm CET HERE.

  • LES USA-Canada "4-Part Webinar Series: Strategic AI - Maximizing Growth Opportunities while Managing Risks [Part 2 - The Rise of Generative AI – Legal Issues and Practical Risk Mitigation Strategies]"

    Virtual | Dates: 22 – 22 Jun, 2023

    Generative artificial intelligence (GAI) can algorithmically generate content in response to prompts from a user. This content can include text (e.g., ChatGPT), images (e.g., Dall-E), audio (e.g., MusicLM), video (e.g., Gen-1), and even code (e.g., GitHub Copilot), blurring the line between reality and science fiction and dramatically changing content creation. As with many new technologies, governing laws, rules, and regulations have yet to catch-up and there are many issues of first impression. Already the current legal challenges before the courts are highlighting the real risks associated with GAI and by extension possible impacts on early adopters incorporating the technology into their day-to-day operations.

    Join this webinar to explore GAI, the associated legal issues and risks, and mitigation strategies, so your organization can leverage the benefits of GAI. 

    To be covered:

    • Introduction to GAI, including categories of software code, text, images, audio and video;
    • How machines learn, including training data, the resulting models and related issues;
    • Legal issues in focus, including copyright, licensing training data, authorship and inventorship;
    • Current litigation facing GAI companies; and
    • Practical approaches to using GAI within your organization and risk mitigation strategies

    Please be sure to check out the other webinars in this series!

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  • Topic Meeting and General Members Meeting in Brussels

    Dates: 27 – 27 Jun, 2023

    LES Benelux invites you to our live AGM and Topic Meeting themed “Is protection at risk? Data act vs trade secret legislation” on 27 June 2023 at the Thon Hotel EU in Brussels.

    The meeting starts at 09.30 am, includes the AGM and ends around 4.30 pm with drinks. More detailed information will follow soon and can be found at https://les-benelux.org/event/events/


    Hotel Thon EU, Rue de la Loi 75, B-1040 Brussels


    The fee for this AGM and topic meeting will be € 180,00 for LES members. For LES members 40 years of age or below there is a discount of € 20,00 under the condition of completing your date of birth at the online registration form.

    The fee is € 225,00 for non-members. Please note that for non-members from one of the Benelux countries the fee also includes membership of LES Benelux for 2023.

  • LESI & EPO "High-Growth Technology Business Forum: Build-to-Sell"

    Virtual | Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2023

    The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) are organising a new series of High-growth technology business forums (HTB Forums).

    Leaders from deep tech businesses will present their online live case studies and discuss them with an international panel of experts. The forums will emphasize the perspective of growth financing, build-to-sell, and IP strategy and management.

    The "build-to-sell" forum is specifically for business decision-makers who either want to or are required by their investors to eventually sell their business. Building a company to obtain ultimate value through an exit requires a long-term view with a clear goal in mind. The "build to sell" forum explores case studies from companies that have been successful in building a business that has been sold. It focuses on three intellectual assets: technology, brand and operational excellence.

    View the program.

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  • LESI 2023 Pan-European Conference

    Jerusalem | Dates: 10 – 11 Oct, 2023

    LES Israel are pleased to invite you to participate at the LESI 2023 Pan-European Conference which will be held on 10-11 October 2023 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    The 2023 Pan-European Conference will include exciting professional panels and roundtables on some of the hottest topics in the IP industry relating to intellectual property protection for innovation and monetization of IP rights. The Conference will benefit from its location in the capital city of the Start-up Nation and will provide a glimpse how a small country such as Israel became a global leader of innovation.

    Who should participate? 

    • IP owners whether individuals, start-ups, SMEs or large corporations.
    • IP practitioners.
    • Business development people, licensing experts and valuation experts.
    • Government officials involved in support of technology development and/or IP legal issues.

    Keep updated here!

  • LESI & EPO "High-Growth Technology Business Forum: IP Strategy and Management"

    Virtual | Dates: 30 – 30 Nov, 2023

    The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) are organising a new series of High-growth technology business forums (HTB Forums).

    Leaders from deep tech businesses will present their online live case studies and discuss them with an international panel of experts. The forums will emphasize the perspective of growth financing, build-to-sell, and IP strategy and management.

    IP strategy is an integral part of corporate business strategy and IP management decisions can have a substantial impact on business performance. The "IP strategy and management" forum is a workshop that explores various interesting case studies of companies which use business principles and strategies to create value through their IP. It focuses on the numerous business aspects and opportunities of IP management relevant to high-growth technology companies.

    Read more & register!

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