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Royalty Rates and License Fees

The following guide provides sources for royalty rates and license fees which can be used in valuing intangible assets and intellectual property such as patents and trademarks. Each entry listed below includes a brief description of the resource and notes any information that is available free online.

Select from the following resources:

RoyaltyStat LLC

Subscription-based online service offers several databases for use in valuing intangible assets and transfer pricing analysis. The "License Agreements Database" includes more than 19,000 licensing agreements, with data available from these agreements including the licensor, licensee, royalty rate, description of the intangible assets transferred, type of agreement, exclusivity, and territory covered.

Royalty Rate Guides
IPRA, Inc.

Comprehensive royalty rate guides provide information on royalty rates, license fees, and milestone payments in individual volumes for technology, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and trademarks and copyrights. A list of industries covered in each of these guides and a detailed table of contents
for the technology guide that lists specific technologies covered in this volume are available online.

Licensing Royalty Rates
Battersby, Grimes, Walters Kluwer

Annual reference guide provides information on royalty rates for over 1,500 products and services
in ten categories (art, celebrity, character and entertainment, collegiate, corporate, designer, event, sports, nonprofit, and music) based on information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with royalty rates listed alphabetically by licensed product/service and by international trademark class.

AUS Consultants, Inc.

Searchable database of intellectual property transactions provides users with information on licensor and licensee, description of property licensed or sold, royalty rates or payments, other compensation arrangements (e.g., milestone or upfront payments), transaction terms (e.g., exclusivity, geographic restrictions), type of transaction (e.g., arm's length or related party status), and source of information.

ktMINE Royalty Rate Database
Paribus, LLC

Interactive online database provides direct access to royalty rates, full-text licensing agreements, and detailed agreement summaries, with information provided in license agreement summaries including synopsis of rights being granted, parties to agreement, effective date, agreement type, industry, SIC code, territory, exclusivity, and royalty rate summary including a full breakdown of all steps and tiers.

IntangibleSpring Royalty Rate Database
IntangibleSpring Corp.

Subscription-based online service offers a contextualized database containing thousands of license agreements filed with the SEC supplemented by additional information sources such as corporate
press releases, Form 8-K announcements, and patent and trademark registrations, with database searchable by property type, industry, rights transferred, royalty base, effective date, and keyword.

The Licensing Letter Royalty Trends Report
Plain Language Media, LLLP

Publication provides an in-depth look at trends for royalty rates, guarantees, and advances for the full range of property types and product categories along with analysis of key business factors that affect them, with product categories covered including apparel, accessories, footwear, food and beverages, domestics, home furnishings, sporting goods, consumer electronics, and video games and software.

Trademark Comparables AG

Searchable online database contains over 8,000 trademark valuations derived from financial reports of listed companies from around the world, with information provided for each data record including trademark value, trademark revenues, reported or implied royalty rates, customer value, enterprise value, trademark profit split, and a detailed description of the business as of the date of valuation.

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