International Chamber of Commerce to Present the 2012 IP Roadmap for Business and Policymakers at the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum

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The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), has announced that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will launch its 2012 Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and Emerging Issues for Business and Policymakers during the inaugural LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) on January 23-25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

LESI Global Technology Impact Forum

LESI Global Technology Impact Forum

“The IP Roadmap is an invaluable tool to bring policymakers and business leaders worldwide up to date on IP-related issues, from measures to control copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet to the mediation of IP disputes.”

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), has announced that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will launch its 2012 Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and Emerging Issues for Business and Policymakers during the inaugural LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) on January 23-25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

“The Intellectual Property (IP) Roadmap has undergone extensive updates to reflect key developments in the IP policy landscape,” said David Koris, Chair of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property. “It is an invaluable tool to bring policymakers and business leaders worldwide up to date on IP-related issues, from measures to control copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet to the mediation of IP disputes.”

Mr. Koris will present the eleventh edition of the IP Roadmap during GTIF 2012, the largest gathering of the leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) addressing the business of intellectual property globally.

Containing contributions from experts from around the globe, the popular ICC Roadmap is ICC’s flagship IP publication, read and appreciated by business, policy and legal professionals worldwide. Published every two years, it is translated into several languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.

“GTIF was developed to coordinate and publicize the efforts of NGOs dedicated to the promotion of IP licensing and technology transfer,” stated James E. Malackowski, LESI President and GTIF 2012 Chair. “We welcome the launch of ICC’s IP Roadmap at GTIF, which is the central event for the development of the IP market.”

At present, over 25 global organizations representative of three interest groups – Intellectual Property Protection & Harmonization, Trade & Economic Development, and Technology Transfer & Standards – will attend. Individuals may view the full agenda and register to participate in the proceedings by visiting GTIForum.org/Register.

About the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF)
The LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) is an annual event, hosted by the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), developed to coordinate and publicize the efforts of premier global non-profit and non-governmental organizations dedicated to the promotion of IP licensing and technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. Invited organizations are representative of three interest groups: IP Protection & Harmonization; Trade & Economic Development; and Technology Transfer & Standards.

About the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI)
Founded in 1972, the mission of the LESI is to function as a non-profit professional organization supporting LES member societies in: setting and maintaining global professional standards for licensing executives; facilitating professional networking between members of LES societies; providing quality educational content for member societies; and serving as liaison between leading global organizations and policy forums concerning the significance and importance of licensing and other transfer of technology and intellectual property rights. LESI represents more than 12,000 individual members in over 90 countries. Visit LESI.org for more information.

About the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
The International Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. Its hundreds of thousands of member companies in over 120 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise.

A world network of national committees keeps the ICC International Secretariat in Paris informed about national and regional business priorities. More than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC’s member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.

The United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC.

For more information please visit: http://www.iccwbo.org

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