Around the World (ATW)


LESI celebrates World Intellectual Property Day by coordinating worldwide events organized by LES national societies. 

World IP Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity . . . a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.”

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Please join the following LES Societies in celebrating Around the World 2019:

LES Society Coordinator Planned Events
Arab Countries    
ANZ Beth Benson  
Austria Thomas Adocker LES Austria will be hosting a breakfast event on 7 May in Vienna. The theme will be “Trade Mark Law – latest changes and the consequences thereof for the practitioners”. Speakers include  Dr. Markus Stangl (Head of Brand Department, Austrian Patent Office), Dr. Dominik Göbel (Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte) and Dr. Katharina Schmid (schmid-ip).
Britain & Ireland Mark Cruickshank 25 April - Dinner in Edinburgh with David Nichol, Head of Legal at Crystal Palace FC. He will talk about his career to date and how his current role supports Crystal Palace both on and off the pitch.
China Rebecca Zhao  
China - Hong Kong David Swain In celebration of the upcoming World IP Day, the Licensing Executives Society, China – Hong Kong Sub-Chapter (“LESCHK”) hosted a cyber briefing by Jano Bermudes of Ankura, followed by a panel session on personal data security and breaches with Jano, Karen Lee of Mayer Brown, and David Swain of Deacons.

LESCHK will also be hosting a night of bowling and networking on 24 April at Bowling Alley Bar, Hong Kong Club.
Chinese Taipei    
Czech Republic & Slovakia
Hungary Zsófia Kerepesi 17 May - LES Hungary in cooperation with the Hungarian Group of AIPPI, the Hungarian IP and Copyright Association, the Hungarian Trademark Association, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office will hold a conference on university-industry collaboration in Budapest.
Malaysia Michelle Loi Choi Yoke LES Malaysia will be organizing a sports-related seminar with WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center on 10 May in conjunction of this year's theme.  The seminar is entitled “ Malaysia’s Intellectual Property Rights in Sports, Commercialisation and Commercial Sports Disputes”.
Philippines Patricia Bunye A forum "LEAD: Reaching Your IP's Full Potential" will be held in celebration of Around the World With LES 2019/World Intellectual Property Day/the Philippines’ National IP Month. Jointly sponsored with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHL). The event will take place on 25 April at De La Salle University, BGC Campus.
South Africa Madelein Kleyn LES SA will be hosting an event at ENSafrica, Capetown on 26 April. The Keynote Speaker, Brian Steinhobel (Steinhobel Design), will be presenting "Activating IP globally for exponential returns in the Sport Design Sphere". Mansoor Parker (ENSafrica) will also speak on "Sport licensing: Tax considerations".
Spain & Portugal    
Turkey   26 April - "Understanding the Commercialization", Omer Hiziroglu (Board Member of LES Turkey) and Hande Hancar (Board Member of LES Turkey).

26 April - "Patents in Blockchain World", Mustafa Çakır (General Secretary of LES Turkey).

29 April - "IP in Universities" Murat Idal (President of LES Turkey) and Mustafa Çakır.

30 April - "The Past, Present and Future of IP in Turkey", Murat Idal and Ersin Dereligil (Founding President of LES Turkey).

2 May - "IPR and Commercialization for Business People", Murat Idal.
USA & Canada Christine Nolan 24 April - San Francisco Chapter: "Date Licensing, Valuation & Monetization: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them."

25 April - Vancouver Chapter celebrates World IP Day.

25 April - Toronto Chapter celebrates World IP Day.

29 April - Iowa Chapter:"Intellectual Property Valuation and Royalty Audits".
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