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 2024

LES Benelux AGM and Topic Meeting on 27 June 2024 in The Hague (NL)

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the LES Benelux Society and a topic day to be . This event will take place on June 27, 2024, and we look forward to your participation. You will find the agenda attached. Further documents will be shared before the meeting.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 27, 2024
  • Time: the AGM will start at 12h30. The full topic day will be from 9:30- 17:00 following by a closing networking drink
  • Location: NH Den Haag Hotel in The Hague (NL)

 The program of the full topic day will include a key-note presentation by Sonja London LES International President 2024-2025. In addition, we will cover the following topics:

  • Influence of Anglo-American law in licensing contracting
  • Soft negotiation skills:  A) Human cultural considerations when negotiating a license.  B) Business culture, from large to small enterprises and Academic, considerations in negotiating licenses.
  • Digital tools: How the digital innovation are(will be) used by IP counsels /licensing professionals.

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.

  To register for this session click here  

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