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An Intellectual Property Holding Company (IPHC) at RAK ICC is a subsidiary or sister company of global corporations that is set up to hold the companies’ IP (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.)

The intellectual property (IP) associated with a business name or system can be one of its most valuable assets – but only if it is properly protected. Any business that wishes to establish a national or international identity should take steps to protect the use of its name, logo or other IP, such as patent rights, formulae/processes, designs, trademarks, franchises, license agreements, “know-how” and copyrights. Given the importance of IP, RAK ICC offers IP holding structures that protect your IP platform and provide you with a range of IP holding benefits.

IP Holding Benefits

Easier administration of centralised asset
Facilitates sales and lease of IP assets
Ring-fence IP from the company’s trading activities
Allows litigation under single trusted jurisdiction
Eases paying taxes from centralisation & consolidation
Allows efficiency in tax structures
Allows using IP as collateral
Facilitate IP Audit
Facilitate IP inventory

Please note: Consideration of Economic Substance Requirements is essential for IP Holding companies.

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