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LES Italia is proud to announce the opening of the LES Italia 2024 Study Award, aimed at recognizing the best theses on Intellectual Property.


About Us

LES Italia is the Italian Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), a non-profit international association active in the field of Intellectual Property rights and licensing.

The association, which includes more than 500 members representing major companies, industrial and research organizations, law and IP firms, aims to promote and encourage studies and opportunities for meetings among various sector operators at domestic and international levels. It also disseminates information, opinions, and publications on Intellectual Property matters.


Award Description

To foster interest and awareness among young students regarding Intellectual Property, and to promote new studies and reflections on this topic, LES Italia is offering three Study Awards to three authors who will present the best unpublished theses on Intellectual Property.

Read the full announcement of the Study Award (pdf)


Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in the LES Italia Study Award 2024:

  • Have written an essay in Italian or English language on Intellectual Property that is unpublished at the time of the submission of the application;
  • Are not older than 35 years at the time of application submission;
  • Are not members of the LES Italia Executive Committee, nor have any family relationships, affinities with any members.


Application Procedure

The application must include:

  • The applicant’s first name, surname, place and date of birth, address, tax code, telephone number and e-mail address;
  • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae and a certificate of completed studies with a list of academic examinations obtained;
  • An electronic copy of the essay and a bilingual Italian/English abstract of maximum 800/1000 words;
  • Be sent no later than July 31, 2024, by e-mail and/or PEC to the following addresses:

Segreteria LES Italia

Via Durinig 20 (c/o Studio Legale Sutti)

Milano CAP 20121

Email: segreteria@les-italy.org

PEC: les-italy@pec.it


Selection Process and Awarding

Applications submitted by the aforementioned deadline will be evaluated by a judging committee composed of 4 (four) members appointed by the Executive Committee: a university professor, a lawyer, an Industrial Property consultant, and a representative from the industry.

The judging committee will meet as soon as possible after the submission deadline, appoint a president and define the meeting schedule for awarding the prizes within the terms indicated below. Should a tie occur, the president’s vote will be double counted.

The committee will evaluate the submissions and rank the top 3 (three) best essays which will respectively receive a study award worth:

1st prize = € 5.000,00

2nd prize = € 3.000,00

3rd prize = € 2.000,00

The award ceremony will take place on October 29, 2024, during the annual assembly of LES Italia.

The essays will be published on the LES Italia website in a special edition; “I quaderni di LES Italia” (www.les-italy.org). They may also be published in LES Nouvelles, the specialized magazine of LES International sent quarter to over 10.000 LES members worldwide, if deemed worthy of publication and written in English language.


Contacts and Information

For more details, visit www.les-italy.org or contact the LES Italia Secretariat via email at segreteria@les-italy.org or by phone at +39 02 762041.