Upcoming Events

  • LESI Consumer Products Committee "Counterfeiting" Presentation

    Virtual | Dates: 01 – 01 Jun, 2022

    Presentation on Counterfeiting by Krystian Maciaszek

    At the next LESI Consumer Products Committee Meeting on June 1 at 8AM ET, Krystian Maciaszek will discuss the situation in Poland, and more broadly in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, as regards the challenges faced by holders of intellectual property rights in the field of counterfeiting. He will present some statistical data and discuss strategies which can be adopted in order to defend intellectual property rights more effectively. Krystian will refer to a report prepared by his Warsaw IPT team in cooperation with Amazon on the effectiveness of the fight against counterfeiting: www.dlapiper.com/en/europe/insights/publications/2022/04/...

    Speaker Biography
    Krystian Maciaszek has extensive experience in representing and advising clients on issues related to the protection of intellectual property. His practice focuses on brand protection, including the registration of trademarks, counterfeits, and combatting unfair competition - mainly on the FMCG, pharmaceutical and toys markets. He also advises clients on  the protection of registered and unregistered, industrial designs and copyrights, as well as on the protection of technological solutions in the construction, furniture and clothing industries. Krystian has significant expertise and know-how related to software licensing issues and he also represents clients before common courts, administrative courts, arbitration courts and the EUIPO. Krystian is an arbiter at Court of Arbitration in Matters Concerning Internet Domain Names at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

    The meeting will be held remotely via MS Teams here.

  • LESI & EPO "High-Growth Technology Business Forum: Licensing"

    Virtual | Dates: 01 – 01 Jun, 2022

    Most technology companies need to use third-party technologies, copyright or brands in their products and services and ensure that they are entitled to do so. Many technology companies license their technologies to customers. Licensing-in and licensing-out may involve acquiring or granting rights to patents, designs, technology, software or trade marks.

    The "Licensing" forum explores various interesting case studies of companies whose business is, or is impacted by, licensing. It focuses on the numerous business aspects and opportunities of licensing relevant to high-growth technology companies.

    This event is free to participants.

    Read more & register!

  • LES South Africa "Strategies to bolster the enforceability of Confidentiality Agreements"

    Virtual | Dates: 09 – 09 Jun, 2022

    Representatives of different sized enterprises will participate in LES South Africa's Chemicals, Environment, Energy and Materials (CEEM) Committee panel discussion to compare local practices in relation to confidentiality agreements.  The focus of the discussion will be the following:

    • Strategies to bolster the enforceability of confidentiality agreements
    • Attitudes toward liquidated damages and other pre-agreed remedy/penalty clauses in confidentiality agreements
    • Practices in ensuring compliance with confidentiality agreements
    This event is free to LES members.

    Read more & register!
  • LES Scandinavia "Strategic Licensing"

    Stockhold/Virtual | Dates: 09 – 09 Jun, 2022

    LES Scandinavia presents a hybrid format afternoon seminar on "Strategic Licensing" on 9 June in Stockholm together with Westerberg & Partners! The programme will also be streamed online.

    Ia Modin - Westberg & Partners, Sweden

    Sonja London - TactoTek, Finland
    Hanne Heltne - Lawfirm CLP, Norway

    This event is free to LES members.

    Please register by e-mail to secretariat@les-scandinavia.org and state whether you will attend in-person or virtually.
  • LESI YMC "Mingle & Meet the new YMC Chair"

    Stockholm | Dates: 09 – 09 Jun, 2022

    You are invited to an in-person mingle organised by the LES Young Member Congress taking place at 5:00pm CET in Stockholm at Westerberg & Partners.

    This will be a great opportunity to hear more about the YMC and be introduced to the new Chair, Kilian Schärli (MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep). Naturally, food and drinks will be served!

    The mingle will follow a seminar on "Strategic Licensing" taking place at 4:00pm CET.

    Please register by e-mail to secretariat@les-scandinavia.org (before 3 June 2022).

  • LESI & EPO "High-Growth Technology Business Forum: Open Innovation"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Jun, 2022

    Growing technology convergence and speed to market are driving the need for a broader set of accessible technologies and IP.  To remain competitive, technology-driven firms must move from a closed approach to innovation to an open one if they are to succeed in maximising the value of high-growth technology.  Open innovation is a strategic IP management approach that allows firms to have a sophisticated understanding of their future innovation needs based on an integrated approach that combines business, technology and IP strategy.

    The "Open Innovation" forum explores various interesting case studies of companies for which intellectual assets, especially open innovation, play an important role. It focuses on the many aspects and business opportunities of open innovation relevant to high-growth technology companies.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LES B&I "Are your Boilerplate Clauses Bulletproof?"

    Virtual | Dates: 16 – 16 Jun, 2022

    Join LES B&I for their next YMC hosted webinar to discuss "Are your Boilerplate Clauses Bulletproof?" on 6 June at 3:00pm (UK time).

    Rebecca Keating and Laura Wright from 4 Pump Court will review some of the common boilerplate clauses including force majeure, entire agreement and, variation clauses. They will discuss how these clauses may have unexpected effects and will offer practical tips to consider during contract negotiations.

    This event is free to LES members.

    Register here!
  • 2023 LES International Annual Conference

    Montreal | Dates: 30 Apr – 03 May, 2023

    Save the Date!

    LES International's 2023 Annual Conference will take place in Montreal on 30 April - 3 May at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.
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