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 2020

LES Benelux will organize various online meetings in 2021. Information on topics and dates will follow soon

The handouts of the presentations of the webinar on Software Specific Challenges in Licensing as well as presentations of earlier meetings can be found under Past Events.

The Licensing Course will be postponed until 2021.

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.

Study Day AIPPI Belgium Online on 3 December

AIPPI Belgium will hold its annual Study Day online on December 3, with the theme “Patents, Trademarks, Cost & Compensation in IP Disputes - Recent Developments”. More information about the program and registration can be found on…

LES Global News September 2020 Issue

Please click here to read the full issue of LES Global News September.

AGM 17 September 2020

The board is pleased to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of LES Benelux on the 17th of September 2020, from 11:30 am to 12:30 am CET. The AGM will take place as a virtual meeting only in view of the uncertainty around…

les Nouvelles July 2020 Article of the Month

Does Asymmetry Cause Anti-Competitive Practices? by Iona Stephan PhD, Assistant Professor of Innovation Management, Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Sweden and William Bird, European, British and German…

Virtual Meeting on Force Majeure

The 2nd LES Benelux virtual meeting on “Force Majeure in IP and Technology Licenses, outsourcing and R&D agreements” has been held Tuesday 30 June. Mr. Richard Klieman, Solicitor (UK) / Avocat (FR) at Vasco Lawyers and former legal…
LES France

Webinar LES France

LES France organises a webinar on the topic « Intelligence Artificielle et inventions générées par ordinateur : Qui sont les inventeurs et qui est détenteur des produits de l’invention ? » on 30 June 2020 at 14h00. For further information…

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…

LESI June 2020 Global News

LES Members: the June 2020 Global News is out... a message from the new LESI President, Force Majeure in the Time of Covid-19 and Society News - take a look!

les Nouvelles Article of the Month April 2020

Article of the month April 2020: Licensing Invention Patents: The Challenge Of  TTOs

Corona (COVID-19) – message president LES Benelux

Dear Members, I am writing to you in this unprecedented time in our history, and I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and sound. In our more than 40 years of our existence, our society has seen and weathered many storms…

Berlin Annual Meeting and IMDM 2020

The LESI Annual Meeting 2020 in Berlin has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. For cancellation details see

Fair Standards Alliance

Fifty-six organizations from a diverse range of industries, up and down the innovation value chain, are pleased to announce today the publication of a set of guidelines on the licensing of standard-essential patents (hashtag#SEPs)…

Report IMDM Yokohama

Please, click here for a report written by Bruno Vandermeulen about the IMDM held in Yokohama, May 2019

LES Benelux awarded with LESI Award

At the LES International Delegates Meeting in San Diego the LES Benelux society was granted with a LESI Award for most outstanding event. Trainers of LES Benelux have been together with the co-organizers of LES China and with Martin Schneider,…
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