IP box and tax planning
Our law firm covers not only the countries of Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, but also the legal fields of intellectual property and taxes. We advise our clients on the protection of their intangible assets as well as the tax-related configuration of their licensing agreements and the creation of corporate structures.
As a result of new European and OECD guidelines, setting up an IP box in Europe has become increasingly difficult. Only a limited number of countries – such as Switzerland and Luxembourg – have the legal institution of the “IP box” for the optimized configuration of licensing agreements. Liechtenstein, an attractive tax domicile, is also compliant with OECD guidelines and offers an ideal location to structure clients’ IP portfolios and to register and keep trademarks through holding companies set up in Liechtenstein.
We are seasoned advisors in this subject matter, supporting our clients on the tax-related structuring of their intellectual property rights in the domestic and international structures of corporate law. We also provide services to establish licensing models and licensing exploitation. We provide advice and support for setting up IP boxes with the associated tax-related and legal benefits.
Our services to optimize our clients’ tax models cover the following:
- Establishing corporate structures, with a focus on IP portfolios
- Corporate structuring of IP portfolios and licensing models
- Configuring licensing agreements
- Developing IP and patent box solutions
- Providing advice and support and developing individual tax structures