WHERE CAN YOU USE OUR DATA?
The RoyaltyRange database provides easy-to-use, reliable and detailed data that may be used for various purposes, such as:
Transfer pricing analysis
Analyses of intercompany transactions involving intellectual property is necessary in order to confirm the arm’s length level of pricing in such transactions. This analysis requires information about reliable third-party data available in public sources in order to perform a Comparable Uncontrolled Price (CUP) test or perform analysis using other transfer pricing methods. The RoyaltyRange database is a perfect solution for transfer pricing practitioners looking for reliable and qualitative data on royalty rates paid in transactions between unrelated parties in various industries. All royalty rates reports contained in the RoyaltyRange database are prepared based on third-party agreements involving intellectual property available in public sources, and contain analysis of all main comparability criteria (including functional analysis) prepared in accordance with the Guidance on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles published in September 2014 in the framework of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. This allows for comparability analyses to be performed in a time- and cost-efficient manner.
Determining industry practices, benchmarking studies
What is the usual royalty rate for licensing a clothing brand? Is a 5% royalty for licensing your technology too low in comparison with rates in similar agreements? Did your client set a market royalty rate when granting a licence to its subsidiary? RoyaltyRange data and in particular, specific benchmarking study service, will help you answer similar questions. With RoyaltyRange data it is possible to determine the arm’s length (market) royalty rate range for the specific products or services and setting reasonable royalty rates. You can find more about this service by clicking here.
Patent Box analysis
The Patent Box (sometimes referred to as IP Box or Innovation Box) provides incentives for companies to perform research and development (R&D) activities in the country. This special tax regime gives companies a reduced rate of tax on their profits from patents and similar intellectual property or allows exempting for tax purposes the income arising out of the qualifying intellectual property.
To file a patent box application (or APA) and successfully get a formal approval from the local authorities, the company needs to support its application with the extensive and reliable comparable data. Data quality and comparability is key in any patent box analysis and RoyaltyRange data enables you to get the best results out of your patent box application.
RoyaltyRange data and benchmarking studies are extensively used for the patent box application purposes. The most efficient and beneficial way to get all relevant comparable data for your patent box analysis is to subscribe for an unlimited database access. Alternatively, we can also perform a benchmarking study for the specific products or services.
Valuation of intangibles
RoyaltyRange data may be indispensable for specialists involved in the valuation of intangibles – in particular, in situations when “income approach” methods are used for analysis. In these cases, the data contained in the RoyaltyRange database can serve as a reliable reference for market practices. The data in the RoyaltyRange database covers various industries, different types of intellectual property objects (e.g. brand, trade name, trademark, copyright, patent, technology, know-how), and different types of agreements (licence, sublicence, cross-licence, franchise).
Licence agreement drafting and negotiation
Due to the fact that the RoyaltyRange database contains data on an innumerable number of agreements involving intellectual property, each of which has been confirmed to be concluded between unrelated parties and to contain transparent remuneration mechanism, all the data can be extremely helpful for purposes of drafting a solid agreement for licensing rights to intellectual property. Companies and individuals, whether intellectual property holders or lawyers aiming to draft a new agreement, can find market practice on typical conditions as well as some specific features pertinent to their case. Furthermore, full availability of royalty rate remunerations can be a sound leverage for the royalty negotiation process. Specialists interested in using RoyaltyRange data for licence agreement drafting and negotiating may find our licence agreement examples useful.
Infringement damage calculation, expert testimony and litigation
Intellectual property holders and lawyers trying to assess and calculate the damage for infringement of their or their clients’ intellectual property may find it extremely useful to access data on royalty rate market practices for a wide range of industries, intellectual property objects, and types of agreements contained in the RoyaltyRange database.
Many other areas
RoyaltyRange data may also be used for a wide range of other purposes depending on client’s field of activities and specific needs. At RoyaltyRange, we are always happy to offer an individual approach to every client, tailoring our services to your specific needs.