Upcoming Events

  • LESI Patent & Technology Licensing Committee "IP Co-Ownership – Regulatory Requirements"

    Virtual | Dates: 26 – 26 Nov, 2020

    LESI's Patent & Technology Licensing Committee, in collaboration with the Central South Africa Technology Transfer Forum, will be hosting "IP Co-Ownership - Regulatory Requirements" webinar on 26 November at 10:00am - 12:00pm SAST.

    Moderator: Dr Madelein Kleyn, CEO and Founder, Mad K P Consulting (Pty) Ltd, Immediate Past- President LES SA, Co-Chair of LESI Patent and Technology Licensing Committee and Director of Technology Transfer, Innovus, Stellenbosch University

    • Ralph van Niekerk, Partner, Von Seidels Intellectual Property Attorneys
    • Dirk Hanekom, Partner, Spoor & Fisher Attorneys
    • Theo Doubell, Director, Bouwers Inc
    • Darren Margo, Director, Margo Attorneys Inc
    • Andrew Bailey, Senior Manager: Innovation, University of Cape Town
    • Glen Sommerville, Head - Exchange Control at Standard Bank

    View the Programme.
    View the Speaker Bios.

    Register here!

  • WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

    Virtual | Dates: 02 – 04 Dec, 2020

    The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be holding a 3-day Online Mediation and Arbitration Workshop on 2-4 December, supported by LES International and AIPPI. 

    The Workshop aims to promote the understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. The Workshop is designed for mediators, arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsel, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration procedures and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.

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  • LESI YMC Holiday Special Webinar

    Virtual | Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2020

    LESI's YMC will be hosting a webinar "2040 Long Term Insight into the Future of IP/Licensing Practice" followed by a happy hour festive discussion and an ugly sweater contest! 

    More information coming soon.

    Register here!

  • LES ANZ Annual Conference 2020

    Christchurch | Dates: 07 – 09 Apr, 2021

    Reinvention: Fresh Approaches and New Beginnings

    The LESANZ 2020 annual conference will be held in the recently restored Christchurch Town Hall. The venue sustained significant damage from the 2011 earthquakes and has recently reopened. The surrounding events and entertainment precinct has undergone three years of restoration work.

    Inspired by the rebuilding of Christchurch, in 2020 the conference will be exploring:

    • Reinvention – how businesses are transforming what they do
    • Fresh approaches – new business models, new relationships, new ways of doing things
    • New beginnings – impact of new technologies and how to become a unicorn
    Click here for full details & registration.
  • LES France's 50th Anniversary!

    Paris | Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2021

    Save the Date to celebrate LES France's Anniversary!

    Full details will be posted here.
  • LES Scandinavia Annual Conference 2020 - POSTPONED

    Postponed | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2021

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, LES Scandinavia's Conference is being postponed until September 2021.

    More information on the rescheduled date will be posted soon.

    Click here to visit the conference website.

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