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Intellectual Property (IP) Tax Planning Services

Innovative. Practical. Aligning IP business strategies and tax planning to create value and manage risk.


Intellectual property (IP) is a cornerstone of most multinational businesses, on which their financial and brand value is built. Registered patents, trademarks and copyrights as well as unpatented technology, know-how, brands and even customer contracts, can be powerful, mobile and invisible drivers of value.

Not surprisingly, many companies develop sophisticated strategies to nurture, expand and sustain their IP portfolios. However, these business IP strategies may leave out a crucial element — alignment with the organization’s global tax planning. Such an omission may create consequences on several levels.

Deloitte’s IP Tax Planning services incorporate a combination of specialized skills, experience and effective practices from our International Tax, Transfer Pricing Tax, Multistate Tax and M&A teams. Delivered within the framework of our broader Business Model Optimization (BMO) framework, we strongly believe that any IP tax planning should align with your business goals and strategies and reinforce your efforts to address risk management and compliance.

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Business strategies that help build, protect and monetize IP are a common focus for large organizations. Too often, however, these same organizations neglect to align the way they manage their IP with their global tax planning. Failing to address the tax implications of intangible assets can lead to very palpable consequences.


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