The LES Benelux network

at LES Benelux

Advancing the Business of Intellectual Property globally


at LES Benelux

LES Benelux is one of the thirty-three national and regional societies of the Licensing Executives Society. LES Benelux was formed in 1975 and has at present almost 400 members. It is the society for professionals and business people interested in licensing, the transfer of technology, and the commercialisation of intellectual property rights.

Members include managing directors, company executives, small business entrepreneurs, university licensors, campus company managers, inventors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, lawyers, patent and trademark agents, licensing consultants, marketing executives, academics and representatives from public bodies.

Upcoming events

for the year 2023

Add-on Topic Meeting on Complex Clauses in Antwerp

On Wednesday 15 November 2023 the TopiMeeting on Complex Clauses in IP Licensing will be held as an add-on to the LES Benelux Licensing Course 2023. This full-day meeting will welcome both course participants, LES members, and non-members.

Further details on the program will follow soon.

For more information and registration see Upcoming Events

LES International

and LES Benelux

LES Benelux is one of the thirty-three national and regional societies of tLES International.

Founded in 1972, and incorporated in 2000, LES International (LESI) is the umbrella organization of national and regional associations for licensing executives. A Board of Directors and Board of Delegates, consisting of representatives of all national and regional societies, oversee the activities of LESI.

LES International functions as a non-profit professional organization to broadly support LES Societies in their efforts. Please see the LESI website for further information.

Conference APEB 30 November 2023

Conference APEB 30 November 2023 Europe: the new best forum for patent litigation Please join us for the annual APEB conference on “Europe: the new best forum for patent litigation” on 30 November 2023 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, followed…

LES Benelux Licensing Course 2023 – fully booked

Only a few places left! On 13 and 14 November LES Benelux organises its annual Licensing Course in Antwerp, Belgium. Participants will follow the path of drafting an agreement from start till finish. The course includes presentations relating…

Bill Bird honorary member

During the LES Benelux Annual Meeting in Brussels, the Board of LES Benelux appointed William Bird an honorary member for his long and outstanding commitment and extraordinary services to the association.


Regulation (EC) No 316/2014 will expire on 31 March 2025. The social discussion of the new version of TTBER is ongoing. More information can be found here.  The first feedback is open from 25 November 2022 with a deadline of 23 December…

Paul Janssen Futurelab online course about intellectual property

The Paul Janssen Futurelab online course about intellectual property is running now at full throttle and the next edition starts on 31 October. Please note that participants can follow the five weeks course at the pace that they choose themselves. In…
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