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

The Licensing Executives Society Japan (LES Japan) is a part of LES International, an international organization with over 6,500 members across 33 countries and regions. LES Japan has approximately 650 members, making it the third largest organization after the United States/Canada and Germany. Both LES International and LES Japan celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2022. LES Japan is a unique organization found nowhere else, where people having different careers can come together to interact and cultivate their expertise, all centered around intellectual property.

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
Address : c/o Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII)
Toranomon Hills Edomizaka Terrace, 2-9-1 Toranomon
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001
Phone : +81-3-3595-0578
Fax : +81-3-3595-0485