Founded in 1972, LES Japan is one of the largest regional societies of the Licensing Executives Society. It has more than 700 members, about 49% of which are corporate officers and about 44% professionals in private practice.
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Message from the President

Kenichi Nagasawa
President, LES Japan

Licensing Executives Society Japan (LES Japan) is one of the member societies of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), which is an international organization made up of 32 national/regional societies and has more than 10,000 members. The members consist primarily of people, such as corporate executives, leaders, those who do the actual work, and specialists in the legal field, such as lawyers and patent attorneys, who are involved in the licensing of intellectual properties, including technologies, patents, know-how, trademarks, software, digital contents, and technology transfers and technical cooperation; in addition to experts, such as people from academia and government service who have knowledge in these fields. It is a unique organization found nowhere else, where people having different careers can come under the same roof to interact and network.

Scheduled Activities

■ Meetings/Seminars

Annual General Assembly: February
Monthly Board Meetings: Nine times a year (7 in Tokyo, 2 in Osaka)
Summer Symposium: July in a resort area
Monthly Seminars: 11 seminars in Tokyo and 10 in Osaka
Working Group Meetings: About 70 meetings

■ Publications

LES Japan News (in Japanese): Quarterly
Winds from Japan (in English): Three times annually
Membership Directory (Japanese): June
Distribution of LES NOUVELLES: Quarterly

■ Contact

LES Japan
C/O Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation
1-1, Toranomon 3-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
Phone : +81 3 3595 0578
Fax : +81 3 3595 0485