18 February – “Brexit: Impacts for IP, Trade and Commercialisation Agreements”

This online session was the first of what we hope will be a series of three, looking at the impact of the final Brexit Treaty, the “Trade And Cooperation Agreement between The European Union … and … the United Kingdom” from an Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Data perspective. The first session will concentrate on what Brexit means for the historical interpretation of existing Intellectual Property licensing agreements, as well as future licensing agreements organised by LES France, LES Britain & Ireland and LES Benelux.

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18 November – Software Specific Challenges in Licensing 

22 October – Trademarks in the Benelux and in the UK after Brexit

17 September    AGM and presentations on recent devlopments

30 June               Virtual Meeting on Force Majeure in IP and Technology Licenses, outsourcing and R&D agreements

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 Director Europe at Applied Materials and Mr. Keith Chanroo, VP IP & Licensing at IMEC started a conversation among all LES Benelux members regarding Force Majeure with a practical case. Mr. Hannes Abraham, Senior Associate at Pierstone Brussels, Belgium, Mr. Jurriaan Jansen, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Mr. Vincent Wellens, Partner at NautaDutilh Luxembourg will add some specificities per jurisdiction.

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14 May                  Virtual Meeting on IPR Regimes in Current Days of Crisis

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 R&D EMEA of Janssen Pharmaceuticals (J&J) in Belgium,  had a conversation with LES Benelux members regarding licensing activities, in particular in collaborations between Academia and industry partners, but also among industry partners directly. Please find his presentation here


6 November           Complex Clauses in The Hague, The Netherlands

20 June                  Lessons learned from life sciences and AGM in Brussels, Belgium

21 March                Remembrance Meeting Florent Gevers in Brussels, Belgium


14 November      Complex Clauses in The Hague, The Netherlands

4 October            UPC UP and BREXIT – Harmony and Discord in The Hague, The Netherlands

12 June                Digital Disruption and AGM in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

6 March              GDPR and IP: how it will affect your (business) practices on IP in Brussels, Belgium

Programs of meetings before 2018:

Please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat if you are looking for one of the presentations given during these meetings.