• Cyprus: A tax-efficient EU Intellectual Property Location

    Cyprus is a tax-efficient EU Intellectual Property location. It offers full international protection for IP assets and significant financial benefits.

    Choosing the right location for the centralization and management of IP is a very important strategic business decision.  Cyprus could be the ideal location to safeguard and protect an organisation’s IP and contribute to its tax optimization. Cyprus IP legislation is applied in line with the OECD's guidance and reviewed and assessed according to the EU Code of Conduct.

    Cyprus Intellectual Property (IP) Regime - Main Benefits

    Cyprus IP Box Regime protects the IP but also economic-tax benefits.

    Tax benefits of Cyprus IP companies

    • 80% of worldwide royalty income generated from IP owned by Cypriot resident companies (net of any direct expenses*) is exempt from income tax.
    • 80% of profit generated from the disposal of IP owned by Cypriot resident companies (net of any direct expenses*) is exempt from income tax.
    • any expenditure of a capital nature for the acquisition or development of IP is claimed as a tax deduction in the year in which it was incurred and the immediate four following years on a straight-line
    • All the above exemptions are also available for IPs acquired or developed before January 2012.

    Cyprus’ wide double tax treaty network and access to the EU Interest and Royalty Directive serve as additional means for the group to achieve tax optimization when it comes to IP exploitation through Cyprus.

    Other Benefits of Cyprus IP Companies

    Resting on a sound legal system based on Common Law principles and being a signatory to International Conventions on the Protection of Intellectual Property, Cyprus’s IP tax regime is considered the most favourable in Europe, affording the maximum protection, stability, and assurance for IP owners.

    The IP regime has been reviewed by the EU Code of Conduct and has been assessed as fully compatible with EU standards

    Reasons to Protect Your Organisations Intellectual Property (IP)

    Protecting your IP is a must in the digital age. It is the only legal way to avoid having your unique ideas, products, or services copied or used without permission.

    • Intellectual Property (“IP”) can be one of the most valuable assets of an organization, which may be sold or used for other commercial purposes for a fee.
    • By granting a patent, you acquire exclusive rights to use and exploit your invention.

    A patent is granted by the Intellectual Property Section https://www.intellectualproperty.gov.cy/en/

    Qualified IP Assets

    Eligible IP assets shall include a wide range of intangibles including: CopyrightsPatented inventions, Trademarks.

    How P. Kalopetrides & Co. can assist you?

    • Cyprus IP holding structures and initial set-up
    • Corporate statutory compliance matters
    • Existing IP – tax efficient transfer to Cyprus IP company
    • Eligibility of tax depreciation
    • IP-related substance
    • Ongoing corproate and statutory complianace matters.

    P.Kalopetrides & Co.

    Contact us to find out how to protect your assets.

    Book a preliminary teleconference consultancy meeting.

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