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RoyaltyRange is a premier-quality intellectual property and royalty rates database. We provide easy-to-use, reliable and detailed royalty rates data for organizations around the world that are using intangible property to introduce, negotiate or amend license agreements, perform valuation of intangibles, or that want to assess their compliance for transfer pricing purposes. Our database contains high-quality, detailed and structured data on recent license agreements and industry-specific intangible property licensing terms.

Why do you need RoyaltyRange data?

The data we provide can be used for a number of purposes, including:

  • Transfer pricing analysis
  • Valuation of intangibles
  • Benchmarking studies
  • Patent Box analysis
  • Introducing royalty payments
  • Setting royalty rates
  • Drafting license agreements
  • Determining common agreement terms
  • Expert testimony and litigation
  • Consulting

Features of the RoyaltyRange database

Here are just some of the main features of the RoyaltyRange database:

OECD-compliant data: Our data incorporates the requirements of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations 2017. The 2017 Transfer Pricing Guidelines incorporate the latest OECD Guidance on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles, released with the final Actions 8–10  reports under the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative on October 5th 2015.

Flexible subscriptions: We have a number of database subscription plans available to suit your needs.

Benchmarking studies: We can conduct a benchmarking study that enables you to determine an arm’s length royalty rates range for your products or services.

One Search: If you need royalty rates data quickly, without purchasing a subscription, our One Search service allows you to request reports that match your search strategy.

Transfer pricing documentation: We can prepare transfer pricing documentation for your licensing transactions.

Research and data collection: As experts in royalty rates, we are well-positioned to help you with any requirements you have with regards to research and data collection for agreements – e.g. agreements involving tangible property, the provision of specific services, or specific parties you are interested in.

Training: We offer training, open courses, conferences and more. Topics include international corporate taxation, expatriate tax and finance and transfer pricing in practice.

Live chat and phone support: Whether you have taken out a subscription or are using one of our database features, you can contact us at any time with questions or comments.

Search assistance: If you are not able to carry out your search, we can do it on your behalf.

Functional analysis: The database contains a detailed functional, risk and asset analysis feature.

Data from global public sources: The RoyaltyRange database is compiled using public sources from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Singapore and other countries.

Flexible search options: Our database has the facility to search for royalty rates using European NACE, US Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes or simply by industry or activity description.

Free search strategy guidance: You can access free live advice on how to supplement and tailor your search strategy to get the most out of our database.

Search strategy write-up: For documentation and filing purposes, we can provide you with a write-up of your search strategy.

About our RoyaltyRange data

Global data: Our royalty rates database mainly focuses on European countries but also includes global data.

Only recent years: We only cover recent years, with most royalty rates relating to the licensing period for the last 5-10 years.

Arm’s length principle: The agreements in our database are typically concluded by unrelated parties, helping you determine arm’s length conditions for your transactions.

Comparability: RoyaltyRange reports contain more than 50 detailed standardized comparability factors on royalty rates and licensing terms.

Reliable and detailed data: All our data is gathered and analyzed manually.

Commercial arrangements: Our royalty rates data is based on agreements between profit-seeking commercial entities and typically does not contain agreements between non-profit organizations or individuals.

Profit splits: The database contains data on profit splits, allowing the use of the transactional profit split method.

Unredacted agreements: Each data report is supplemented with original unredacted agreements, as well as filings and other types of document that the data is gathered from.

Format: Royalty rates are always disclosed and expressed in percentages.

The benefits of the RoyaltyRange database

By analyzing aggregated data on many agreements from within the same industry, you will not only be able to determine the appropriate remuneration for certain types of intangibles, but also determine important trends. For example, in heavy industry, trade names are rarely licensed, while technological know-how is; in other sectors, the preferred base for royalty calculations is net sales, not gross sales.

Our sophisticated database results will enable you to correctly identify the intangible property that you need to license. You will then be able to set or negotiate the royalty rate and calculation base for it, properly draft license agreements, and determine requisite terms relating to your intangible property.

To find out more about the features of our royalty rates database, contact us at RoyaltyRange today.