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Example of a royalty agreement of a company

Example of a royalty agreement of a company

If you’re thinking of licensing your intellectual property or becoming a licensee, you need to be familiar with royalty agreements. The royalty agreement of a company is a central part of any licensing deal and makes sure that both parties are compensated fairly for their contributions.

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3 steps to setting royalties and license fees for the use of intellectual property

3 steps to setting royalties and license fees for the use of intellectual property

If you’re thinking of licensing your intellectual property to a third party, or you want to enter into an agreement that lets you use another brand’s intellectual property, then you’ll need to understand how the remuneration side of the agreement works.

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Market range royalty rates by industry

Finding the royalty rate for your industry can be a helpful starting point if you’re valuing your intellectual property or setting royalty rates for a licensing agreement.

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How to find the market range royalty percentage for your intellectual property

If you are licensing your intellectual property, finding the relevant range of royalty percentage for your intangible assets will help you set fair, accurate royalties that reflect market rates.

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What is a license rate?

What is a license rate?

A license rate is a fee that is charged for the use of a licensed product or licensed intellectual property. In a typical licensing deal, the licensor gives the licensee permission to use their IP, under certain conditions, in exchange for a license rate that is set out in a license agreement.

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Intellectual property royalties – everything you need to know

Intellectual property royalties are payments made by a licensee to a licensor in exchange for the use of the licensor’s intellectual property.

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How to license a patent for royalties

How to license a patent for royalties: If you’ve invented a new product, you can either bring it to market yourself or license the rights to your intellectual property to a third party.

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How to find patent license fees typical to your industry

How to find patent licensing fees typical to your industry

When you’re negotiating royalty rates for a patent licensing deal, or carrying out a transfer pricing analysis on an intercompany transaction involving patents, it can be useful to see what licensing fees and royalty rates other organizations charged for similar transactions, so that you can get an idea of what the market rate is.

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Trademark royalties by industry

The royalty rates you can charge for licensing a trademark differ by industry. When you’re entering into a trademark license agreement, or you’re carrying out a transfer pricing analysis on an intercompany transfer of trademark rights, it’s helpful to know what rates are typical in the industry.

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Trademark royalties

Trademark royalties

Trademark royalties are the payments a licensee makes to a licensor in exchange for the use of their trademark.

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Setting royalty rates for technology

Setting royalty rates for technology

To determine royalty rates for technology, you need to know the market value of the intellectual property you’re licensing and use comparable license agreements as a starting point for your analysis.

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Royalties in transfer pricing: Find out what arm’s length royalty rates are and how to establish royalties for intercompany transactions.

Royalties in intercompany transactions

Intercompany royalties are the remuneration charged when intangible property is transferred or licensed between related company entities. In this article, we’ll go into more detail about what royalties are, what requirements they need to meet for transfer pricing purposes, and how to set them.

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Brand royalty rates: everything you need to know

Brand royalty rates: everything you need to know

Brand royalty rates are payments made from a licensee to a licensor in exchange for the use of their brand assets. They are usually a percentage of the revenue generated by the licensee’s use of the brand.

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What is a patent royalty agreement?

A patent royalty agreement is a contract that outlines the terms under which a licensee can use a licensor’s patented product.

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What is a ‘reasonable royalty rate’? Here are 3 quick facts

A ‘reasonable royalty rate’ is an estimation of damages in patent infringement cases. It is often referred to as established royalty that a licensee would pay for the rights to the patented invention in a hypothetical negotiation.

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How to find and use technology licensing fees for your transfer pricing analysis

How to find and use technology licensing fees for your transfer pricing analysis

There are no typical technology licensing fees or patent licensing fees. Technology licensing agreements are complex and, as such, technology and patent licensing fees differ greatly.

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How to find average royalties for inventions

How to find average royalties for inventions

License agreements and royalties for inventions are complicated, and broad royalty rates averages often overlook the nuances and complexities of individual licensing situations.

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How to set pharmaceutical royalty rates

How to set pharmaceutical royalty rates

In this article, we explain how to determine royalty rates for pharma licensing deals using the market approach (using comparable pharmaceutical royalty rates to set your own).

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HOW TO SET ROYALTY RATES IN FASHION

How to set royalty rates in fashion

A detailed explanation how to determine royalty rates in fashion and why high-quality comparables data is so important. You will find it useful if you need to set royalty rates for your products or analyze your current royalty rates to make sure they are at arm’s length for transfer pricing purposes.

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How to set food royalty rates

This page explains how to calculate arm’s length royalty rates and how to use reliable comparables data to strengthen your negotiating position or to ensure your transfer pricing compliance.

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CUP method

Transfer pricing – comparable uncontrolled price (CUP) method

The CUP method is a traditional transaction method. Traditional transaction methods are considered the most direct way of determining whether prices and conditions between associated enterprises are at arm’s length.

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Transfer pricing

Transfer pricing

Our RoyaltyRange royalty rates database is the preferred source of comparables data for European transfer pricing practitioners. We provide organizations with high-quality, easy-to-use, OECD compliant data on recent comparable license agreements…

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RoyaltyRange manager Lukas Blaciunas

What is transfer pricing?

The term ‘transfer pricing’ refers to the amount of money that is exchanged when two or more related company entities transact with each other. It is generally used in relation to multinational enterprises (MNEs)…

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Transfer pricing terminology

Transfer pricing terminology

The RoyaltyRange team has put together a glossary of key terms that you will likely come across when using our royalty rates and service fees databases to access third-party intellectual property (IP) and service fee data for a range of purposes.

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What is functional analysis?

What is functional analysis?

As the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s 2017 edition of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines provides only a short explanation of what a functional analysis is, we thought we would explain it in more detail here…

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Transfer pricing documentation

Transfer pricing documentation services

RoyaltyRange provides premier quality data and services to industry leading multinational enterprises, global consulting companies, international law firms, government authorities and universities.

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Transfer pricing methods

Transfer pricing methods

There are several methods that multinational enterprises (MNEs) and tax administrations can use to determine accurate arm’s length transfer pricing for transactions between associated enterprises. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) outlines five main transfer pricing methods that MNEs and tax administrations can use…

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