History and objectives
LES Scandinavia, which is a regional society covering all five of the Nordic countries, was formed in 1970 and has today about 500 members. Membership is to be applied for at the local society of the region or country where the individual member is a resident or a citizen. According to the By-Laws of LES Scandinavia membership is restricted to residents of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden or any other country which has not organized a local society.
It is also possible for members of sister organizations of LES Scandinavia to become members.
- to function as a non-profit professional and educational society encouraging high standards and ethics among persons engaged in the domestic and international licensing and other transfer of technology and industrial property rights;
- to assist its individual Members in improving their skills and techniques in licensing through self-education, conduct or special studies and research, sponsorship of educational meetings, publication of articles, reports, statistics and other material and exchange of ideas related to domestic and international licensing and other transfer of technology or industrial property rights;
- to inform the public, the business community and governmental bodies concerning the economic significance and importance of licensing and other transfer of technology and industrial property rights and the high professional standards of those engaged in the profession of licensing;
- to function as a research organization and assist in furthering the licensing and other transfer of technology with a view to affecting its optimum employment on a worldwide basis;
- to be a Member Society of the Licensing Executives Society International and as such to co-operate with its said parent organization and its LES sister organizations in the pursuit of the above-mentioned objects; and
- to safeguard the interest of its Members in relation to other LES organizations and other parties.