What is LES Philippines?

LES Philippines is the local Society of LES International, a worldwide federation of professionals involved in the transfer of technology, industrial and intellectual property rights. LES Philippines is composed of professionals from different backgrounds who are engaged in the licensing of intellectual property rights.

The primary objective of LES Philippines is to promote and maintain high standards of competence and professionalism among individuals engaged in the licensing and transfer of technology, industrial and intellectual property rights. LES Philippines, with the help of LES International, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas in the field of licensing and technology transfer.

What is LES International?

LES International is an association of 33 national and regional Member Societies comprised of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights – from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trademarks. It is strictly non-political and is free to grow by the creation of member societies throughout the world irrespective of politics or the state of technology development.

The LES Membership

Joining LES Philippines is an excellent opportunity to network and establish contacts with professionals who are at the forefront in the field of licensing. Another benefit is the opportunity to participate in the international conferences of LESI. During these meetings, the latest trends in licensing throughout the world are presented in various panel discussions and workshops.

All members of LES Member Societies are automatically members of LESI, with all the benefits that come with that membership. Traditionally business-oriented, LESI counts among its 11,500+ members management representatives from companies located all over the globe, ranging from large multinationals to small start-ups. However, LESI is more than that; boasting a membership diverse enough to also include scientists, engineers, academicians, government officials, lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and consultants; LES is a broad community providing its members with access to a unique and varied global business network.

The LESP Board of Directors

LESP is administered by a Board of Directors made up of 15 directors and 10 officers, which are: the President, the President-Elect, the Vice President for Administration, the Vice President for National Affairs, the Vice President for International Affairs, the Vice President for Public Affairs, the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer, the Corporate Secretary, and the Assistant Secretary.

For 2019-2021, LES Philippines is under the helm of President Bienvenido A. Marquez III, with Bayani A. Loste as the President-Elect.

The LESP Committees

LESP has a series of Committees to assist it in carrying out its various activities and operations. These Committees include the following: (a) Patent and Technology Licensing, (b) Copyright, (c) Life Sciences, (d) Consumer Product Industry, (e) Asia Pacific, (f) Automotive, (g) Education, (h) Trademark and Character Licensing, (i) Industry, University and Government Transactions, (j) Engineering, Transportation and Physical Science, (k) Chemicals, Energy, Environment and Materials, and (l) Dispute Resolution.