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

The Licensing Course 2020 will be held on 16 and 17 November 2020 in Brussels. Click here for more information.

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.

Berlin Annual Meeting and IMDM 2020

The LESI Annual Meeting will be held in Berlin on 16 - 20 May 2020. Information about the 2020 annual meeting may be found online at

Article of the Month January 2020

Implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (hereinafter the “Directive”) requires organizations to take various measures to ensure their trade secrets can enjoy the protection provided for by the applicable member state.

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)…

Article of the month

les Nouvelles June 2019 Article of the Month "Arbitration & Mediation—ICC Patent Arbitration" by Bradley Lui of Morrison & Foerster LLP. This chapter addresses patent arbitration under the rules provided by the International…

Report IMDM Yokohama

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

Article of the Month

les Nouvelles April 2019 Article of the MonthConfidentiality In FRAND Licensing After Huawei v ZTE: National Courts in Europe Searching For Balance In a landmark decision in the matter Huawei v ZTE, the Court of Justice of the…

Happy World IP Day!

On April 26, it is Intellectual Property Day. On "World IP Day", rights to inventions, texts, brands and plant varieties are in the spotlight worldwide. Rightly so: these legal rights are crucial to innovation. This year's theme is "Reach for…

Tribute meeting Florent Gevers à travers le temps.

A special meeting was held on 21 March in Brussels in remembrance of Florent Gevers. Many LES Benelux members and LESI president Francois Painchaud are present at this meeting organized by LES Benelux and BMM in cooperation with AIPPI Belgium…

les Nouvelles Article of the Month September

Intellectual Property In The Fourth Industrial Revolution Era by Dookyu Kim, S-Printing Solution, Suwon, South Korea   I. Introduction Intellectual property law creates exclusionary rights based on the results of human intellectual…

les Nouvelles August 2018 Article of the Month

les Nouvelles August 2018 Article of the Month "More Blurred Lines: On Downstream Infringement And The Disgorgement Of Profits" by Peter Rybolt, Analysis Group Inc., Los Angeles (USA) In copyright, as well as trademark litigation, litigants…

les Nouvelles July 2018 Article of the Month

les Nouvelles July 2018 Article of the Month Defining Sublicense Income To Avoid Problems Down The Road by Ashley J. Stevens, D.Phil (Oxon), CLP, RTTP Summary This article looks at sublicense income payment provisions in academic licenses.…

3 Juli 2018 - LES France Essential Patents and FRAND Licenses

LES France and APEB are please to invite you to a conference on the theme "Essential Patents and FRAND Licenses - From Standardization to the Calculation of Royalties" Date: July 03, 2018 Location: Allen & Overy, 52 avenue Hoche, 75008…

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,…

Happy World IP Day!

LES Benelux wishes you a Happy World IP Day! Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging…
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