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RoyaltyRange is a UK intellectual property royalty rate database. The RoyaltyRange database provides detailed data on the most recent agreements involving intellectual property.

RoyaltyRange Europe is funded by European Union’s Structural Funds and Practica Capital, with a total share capital of EUR 850,000.

RoyaltyRange is an intellectual property royalty rate database that has been featured in publications by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank Group (WBG), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations (UN).

What are the benefits?
  • High-quality data that is fully compliant with the OECD BEPS requirements.
  • Each agreement is manually analyzed for more than 50 comparability factors.
  • The database includes detailed functional, risk, cost and asset analysis, where this information is available in the agreement.
  • Detailed, manually prepared summaries of the agreement terms and comparability factors.
  • Fully analyzed, clean, structured and manually prepared data for each agreement.
  • No duplicates, redacted agreements, undisclosed remuneration terms or remuneration types other than percentages.
  • Parties to the agreements are checked for independence by pulling data from other sources.
  • All information is provided in Excel or Word, together with links to original sources and documents in PDF.
  • The data is continually improving through constant usage, double-checking and new information.
  • An easy-to-perform analysis can be completed in a matter of hours by accepting or rejecting agreements that have already been analyzed, and double-checking them for quality.

What is included in the database?

The database consists of royalty rate reports that contain manually gathered and analyzed data, so each report is a result of deep and thorough analysis. The reports contain more than 50 detailed and standardized comparability factors of royalty rates and licensing terms. Each report is supplemented with original non-redacted agreements, as well as filings and other types of documents, from which the data is gathered. Each report contains: a detailed analysis of the identification of intangibles and their legal owner; characterization of the transaction involving the intangibles, and the royalty rate percentage; and a detailed functional, risk, cost and asset analysis.

All the information contained within the RoyaltyRange database is fully compliant with the latest OECD BEPS guidance on the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles (Action 8), which was published on October 5th, 2015. This compliance has been achieved through the close monitoring of relevant changes to discussion drafts of the Action 8 report over several years. As a result, every royalty rate report contained in our database has been manually analyzed by our team of specialists, according to the comparability criteria of intangibles that is contained in Section D.2.1, ‘Comparability of intangibles or rights in intangibles’, of the final Action 8 report. For more information, please see RoyaltyRange’s BEPS Alert.

The development and preparation of the RoyaltyRange database is a two-step process, which includes: i) an automatic search using our proprietary tools; and ii) the manual analysis and structuring of gathered data.

What is not included?

RoyaltyRange’s specialists analyze the data and only add to the database agreements that comply with our strict criteria for quality standards, which are based on the newest OECD BEPS regulations. The following types of agreements are not included in the database:

  • Agreements between related parties (in some situations, these may be included).
  • Agreements with undisclosed remuneration mechanisms.
  • Royalty-free agreements.
  • Agreements where royalties are expressed in a form other than a percentage.
  • Agreements with individuals, universities and other non-commercial entities (in some situations, these may be included).
How many records are there? 

When developing the RoyaltyRange database, we analyze and search a large number of publicly available sources, including securities and exchange commissions, and international stock exchanges and court databases. While preparing our database, we have analyzed more than 150,000 documents; the only agreements that are included in the database are ones that comply with the aforementioned strict quality standards.

How does our search service work?

There are three ways to get data from the RoyaltyRange database. 

  1. Get unlimited access to our database by choosing our subscription service.
  2. Receive royalty rate reports in accordance with your search criteria by requesting One Search. Please note that you will receive your initial search results at no cost.
  3. Order a benchmarking study report that analyzes a transaction based on the search criteria you provide.
How will working with RoyaltyRange save you time? 

One of the main advantages of RoyaltyRange is that the data does not require much additional work from the client’s side. Agreements that could not be used in real analysis were rejected during the database compilation process, so that our clients do not need to do this work each time. Moreover, the database consists of manually prepared royalty rate reports that already contain significant comparability analyses, including a functional analysis performed in accordance with the OECD BEPS requirements. Our clients can perform their analysis in a matter of hours by accepting or rejecting agreements that have already been analyzed, and double-checking them for quality.