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 2021

17 November 2021

As usual the extra topic day will go in depth to discuss some complex clauses in license agreements, which have been chosen considering the feedback of our members about their interest and demands to discuss a specific topic. The add-on topic this year will be Clauses Concerning Termination Events”. The panel consists of practitioners from Benelux, Switzerland and United States. For each sub-topic, one member of the panel will set the scene, describe the risks and pitfalls, propose solutions under his/her legal regime and test these solutions under the other legal regimes with the other members of the panel. A substantial amount of time within each 90-minute slot will be devoted to discussion and interactive Q&A with the audience. Please click here for more information.

15 and 16 November 2021 – Licensing Course

The Licensing Course will be held on 15 and 16 November 2021. Please click here for more information.

  • All presentations of earlier meetings can be found under Past 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.

les Nouvelles March issue available

The March 2022 edition of les Nouvelles is now available! With this issue, LESI continues its efforts to increase its digital interaction with members across the globe. Please also visit LESI's new online community at…

IE Symposium 16 March 2022

The annual IE Symposium will be held on Wednesday 16 March 2022 as a hybrid event. You are welcome to join the participants at the Figi Hotel in Zeist or you can follow the presentations by livestream. Please find the program, further information,…

Patent claim interpretation: Doctrine of equivalents, quo vadis? op 22 February 2022

The expert group on Intellectual Property of ie-net organizes a webinar in co-operation with an expert team of British, Dutch, French and German attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys to address the Doctrine of Equivalents on national and European…

AIPPI – 125th Anniversary celebration

Did you know that AIPPI was founded in Brussels almost 125 years ago? AIPPI, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), is the…

Message of the president Achim Krebs

It is with a great sense of gratitude and satisfaction that I write my final message as LES Benelux  President. As of 1st of January 2022, my esteemed colleague Kathleen de Belder will assume the role of President, and I cannot think of anyone…

LESI Article of the Month June 2021

Secret ingredient? Video compression! by Sonia London, Co-chair, LESI High Tech Committee, Nokia Corporation, Finland Did you know that every single day people watch one billion hours of video on YouTube? And we’re not just watching. Every…

LES Benelux – Annual General Meeting 22 June 2021

LES Benelux – Invitation Annual General Meeting 22 June 2021 from 12h30 As in the previous year, the AGM will take place as a virtual meeting only in view of the ongoing restrictions with respect to COVID-19, as we continue our efforts…

Webinars IE-net on “Patent Enforcement in Asia”

On 1, 8 and 15 June IE-net organizes a series of webinars on "Patent Enforcement in Asia". Each week, a specialized IP litigator from a different IP law firm will highlight particular aspects of patent enforcement in their respective jurisdiction.…

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 Monday 19 April and then again on 11 October. Please note that participants can follow the five weeks course…

les Nouvelles January 2021 Article of the Month

les Nouvelles January 2021 Article of the Month Estimating The Value Of Patents: Reliability Of Automated Methods by Héctor Axel Contreras Alvarez, L.L.M, Ericsson, Gemany Cutting-edge technologies being adopted in new sectors (automotive,…

les Nouvelles December 2020 Article of the Month

Transactions Powered By Intellectual Assets: A Decision-Maker's Perspective by Juergen Graner, Globalator LLC Abstract Decision-makers in technology companies who embark on a high-growth strategy for their company will likely engage in one…

Presentation on IPR Regimes in Current Days of Crisis

On 14 May LES Benelux held its first virtual meeting on "IPR Regimes in Current Days of Crisis: Can the Traditional IPR Ownership and Control of IPR be Harnessed to Foster Faster Solutions?" Mr. Christophe Verbruggen, Director – Legal Affairs…
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