Around the World (ATW)

Around the World with LES

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 2017:

LES Society Coordinator Planned Events
Arab Countries Ammar Ziad 27 April 2017 - A workshop, "The Interaction between IP rights and pharmaceutical in the GCC Region: A Focused Prospect", will be held at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International University in cooperation with ASIP and AGIP.
Argentina Veronica M. Canese 26 April 2017 - Director of the Copyright Office, Mr. Gustavo Schotz, to speak at a workshop in the offices of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal. He will present and inform about the recent launch of the new online registration system and discuss the need to update the copyright system (draft law under study, ongoing negotiations, collective societies).
ANZ Beth Benson  
Austria Karin Hofmann 2 May 2017 - Topical event "Enforcement of Patents" to be held at the University of Vienna. Speakers include a Patent Attorney, Judge from the Court of Appeal Vienna, a Referent from European Patent Office & people from the industry.
Benelux Laura Macdonald 26 April 2017 - LES Benelux and AIPPI members will be gathering in Amsterdam for drinks and to share IP stories in an informal networking way. Guests and interested parties involved in WOIP will be in attendance.
Brazil Candida Caffe 16 & 17 March 2017 - LES Regional Meeting in Rio de Janeiro will be joined with a celebration of World IP Day.
Britain & Ireland Colin Hunsley 6 April 2017 - LES B&I will be linking their "IP Strategy & Management in Healthcare" Evening Seminar with World IP Day in London.
27 April 2017 - LES Scotland will be hosting a World IP Day Dinner in Edinburgh featuring speakers from Skyscanner.
China - Hong Kong  David Swain  
Chinese Taipei    
Czech Republic & Slovakia
 Vojtěch Chloupek 6 April 2017 - "Management of Intellectual Property Rights for Startups" will be hosted in Prague. Panel discussions will be focused on issues relating to the protection of software by copyrights & patents, branding, acquisition of rights internationally and general about the intricacies of IPR management in the world of startups.
Germany Klaus Hoft  
Hungary Michael Lantos 27 April 2017 - half day conference with the President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office attending. There will be a further 3 lectures organised, details will be given soon. 
Italy Dario Paschetta  
Malaysia Michelle Loi  
South Africa Madelein Kleyn 6 April 2017 - reaching out to schools to discuss the impact of IP and its protection. In particular the modern age of having access to social media and internet use (or abuse) of IP protected works.
Spain & Portugal Sergio Miralles  
Thailand Alan Adcock 26 April 2017 - "Innovation - Improving Lives" will be a morning event held at the Conrad Hotel in Bangkok. Brendan Hanley from Western Digital, Siraprapha Rungpry from National Innovation Agency and Glyn Davies US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand will be speaking.
USA & Canada    
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