published at Tuesday 03 March 2015

WISE, the International Convention for Careers in Sports, announces Forum partnership with Novagraaf

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 3, 2015 – WISE – Work In Sports Exhibition pursues its strategic expansion and is proud to announce a partnership with Novagraaf, one of Europe’s leading providers of Intellectual Property services, for the Convention’s second edition to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 6-7 May 2015.

As an official Forum Partner, Novagraaf, whose philosophy is to provide companies with distinctiveness and added value through the inclusion of Intellectual Property in their organisational strategy, will develop a workshop and propose counselling for sports organisations.

Chantal Koller, Managing Director at Novagraaf Switzerland SA, commented : “Being a long-time leader in the Intellectual Property (IP) field, Novagraaf measures the growth potential that exists in the world of sports if IP rights are acquired and used strategically. Sports Federations, in particular, are facing new commercial challenges that open immense opportunities to generate great income, but which also need to be properly, legally framed. We are really looking forward to sharing our expertise with today’s sports leaders during the WISE conference.”

Giancarlo Sergi, WISE Director, added : “We are really delighted to partner up with such an internationally recognised Intellectual Property service provider as Novagraaf, as visual identity is at the heart of sports communication strategies. Throughout our collaboration, we will be able to explore an important domain of activity and provide professional expertise to the sports industry through WISE’s proactive sharing platform.”

The full conference programme will be announced soon on the WISE website.

Online registration is open here

Novagraaf is a leading provider of intellectual property (“IP”) services. From our established European presence and global network we assist International Federations and businesses in sports with the creation, protection and monetization of IP rights from sports technology, brands, designs, broadcasting and licensing.

Novagraaf’s services span the full life cycle of patents and trademarks, from domestic registrations to complex international portfolios. Novagraaf’s experts advise clients in strategic IP matters, from IP management and valuation to dealing with rights infringements, counterfeits.

WISE is the International Convention for Careers in Sports. It offers a 360° sharing platform to leaders of today and tomorrow, as well as active and former athletes entering the business world. The first edition in 2014 gathered ca. 900 participants from 40 countries, 40 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 3 ambassadors over 2 days.