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05 June 2014
Corporate bond of HanseYachts AG – IP-Valuation evaluate brands

On May 31, 2014, the HanseYachts AG, one of the largest manufacturers of sailing and motor yachts, placed a corporate bond with a double-digit million range. The brands "Hanse", "Moody", "Fjord", "Dehler" and "Varianta" were used as collateral for this bond. IP-Valuation has carried out the necessary brand valuations, taking into account national and international valuation standards. "This example and numerous unpublished cases show that the utilization of intangible assets for corporate financing is increasingly gaining importance", says Tankred Vogt, a member of the management board of IP-Valuation.

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15 February 2014
Anniversary edition 2013 "Brands of the Century" recommends book from IP-Valuation

The book "Brands of the Century" published by Dr. Florian Langenscheidt describes individual brands and their stories behind. For this purpose only well-known brands have been chosen like Tempo, Steiff and Miele. These brands are number one in their specific branches. Our book "Accounting and Valuation of Brands" by Dr. Robert Tafelmeier is explicitly recommended in the anniversary edition 2013 "Brands of the Century".

         



28 November 2013
IP-Valuation Forum 2013 at VENETO BANCA in Italy

This year's IP-Valuation Forum was held on November 28, 2013 at the bank VENETO BANCA in Treviso, Italy. The Forum was attended by around 250 representatives of companies, banks, law firms and associations. The participants discussed in particular the future importance of intangible assets in companies and their even more economic use in business practice, such as corporate finance and commercialization. In his presentation emphasized Tankred Vogt, senior partner of the IP-Valuation GmbH, the major developments in the standardization of the valuation of intangible assets. For this purpose in the last years evaluation standards have been adopted by authorities and public committees. These standards represent a reliable basis for valuations in practice.



09 August 2013
IP-Valuation wins BASF as new customer

BASF SE is the largest chemical company by revenue and market capitalization. Worldwide, about 113,000 people in more than 80 countries are employed by BASF. Since June 2013 BASF is working together with IP-Valuation in valuing intangible assets. "We are pleased that we were able to win BASF as new client. This underlines our recognized outstanding expertise und the industry diversity of our customer base", says Tankred Vogt, senior partner of the IP-Valuation GmbH.



12 June 2013
IP Valuation expands management team and strengthens expertise

On May 1, 2013 Tankred Vogt joined IP-Valuation GmbH as a partner. IP-Valuation GmbH is expanding its management team to meet market demand resulting from the increased value of intangible assets in corporate finance and increased frequency of transactions of IP rights in mergers and acquisitions worldwide.

Tankred Vogt, with a Master's degree in Physics, is a patent expert, and has been active for many years in the field of Intellectual Property. He served as Senior Patent Manager at Steinbeis TIB, consulting in the areas of technology evaluation and innovation and also as consultant for the implementation of IP transactions at the leading strategic IP consultancy Charles River Associates (New York, Frankfurt). He not only collected extensive experience in the valuation of intangible assets in various industries but also in the implementation of licensing strategies, IP portfolio development and the commercialisation of intellectual property rights. Mr. Vogt will lead the division of the valuation of intangible assets and expand the business.

"We warmly welcome Mr. Vogt and are happy to have gained a proven IP expert for our team. His experience in the valuation and marketing of intangible assets will help us to meet the needs of our customers," explains Dr. Volker Spitz, Managing Director of IP-Valuation GmbH.



17 February 2013
Corporate financing with brands and patents

In times of the world-wide economic crisis, intangible assets often represent a substantial value for the corporation who owns these. If real estate and machines (no longer) are available as classic securities, intangible assets such as, e.g. brands and patents, can serve as valuable financing instruments within the framework of credit risk mitigation, rating-optimisation (Basel II) or sale-and-lease-back-proceedings. A survey of IP-Valuation among about 250 medium-sized companies has revealed that 35 % of companies already use intangible assets for financing purposes. In order to achieve this, a detailed, transparent and timely evaluation of these intangible assets is a decisive criterion.



05 September 2012
Brand valuation of SCHIESSER

Within the transaction of the SCHIESSER AG, one of the largest underwear manufacturers in Germany, to the Israel- and US-based Delta Galil-Group, the IP-Valuation GmbH carried out the monetary valuation of the brand SCHIESSER. This brand exists for more than 135 years and is one of the leading German underwear brands today. In 2010 the SCHIESSER-Group generated consolidated net sales of about 125 million euros.



12 June 2012
IP-Valuation Forum 2012

At the "IP-Valuation Forum 2012" on 06 June 2012 in Munich company representatives as well as representatives from banks and private equity firms discussed about the importance of intangible assets in management practice. As a result, the participants agreed, that intangible assets such as brands and patents will even play a greater role in the future than today, particularly in corporate transactions, licensing agreements, and as financing instruments. "In these cases, a detailed valuation of intangible assets is more than necessary", said Dr. Volker Spitz, managing partner of IP-Valuation GmbH.



02 March 2012
Valuation of the leisure brand meventi

IP-Valuation valuated the leisure brand meventi at the beginning of the year. Meventi is the leading online platform for unique experiences and events. The meventi internet portal offers over 1,000 unique experiences in 12 different product categories (e.g. sports, lifestyle, flying, adventure, etc.) for both corporate and private clients. This brand valuation pointed out that brands play a major role in the online business of the leisure industry. Andreas Will, co-founder and partner of meventi Deutschland GmbH, was pleased and said: "The expertise and service of IP-Valuation have been excellent."



05 November 2011
DIN 77100 - Standard for valuing patents

DIN 77100 "Patent valuation - General principles for monetary valuation" deals with quantitative valuation of patents for assessment of an assignable monetary value. For the purposes of this standard, similar technical industrial property rights such as utility patents are also referred to as patents. The aim of this document is to specify and lay down the principles and valuation methods and techniques to be observed for duly monetary evaluation, as well as influencing factors and their interaction.



31 August 2011
IP-Valuation values the patent and brand portfolio of the SCHWING-Group

With annual revenues of about 500 million Euros, The SCHWING Group is the world's No. 1 system house in all matters concerning concrete - from batching and mixing to transport, placing of the fresh concrete through to recycling of residual concrete. IP-Valuation has evaluated the patent and brand portfolio of the SCHWING-Group.



15 Februar 2011
The VEDES-Group relies on the valuation services of IP-Valuation

The VEDES-Group is the leading trade organisation for toys and games in Europe with more than 1,000 associated retail stores and retail sales of 548 million Euros in 2010. IP-Valuation has conducted various valuation projects for the VEDES-Group and has created the corresponding valuation reports. Dr. Thomas Märtz, CEO of the VEDES AG, said: "The project implementation and the quality of the performance were so good that our decision will also fall on IP-Valuation for our future projects."



20 September 2010
IP-Valuation advises the Hansa Metallwerke AG on brand valuation

IP-Valuation was commissioned to carry out a brand valuation, and to provide the corresponding valuation report. The Hansa Group is a leading manufacturer of high-end kitchen and bathroom taps. It has some 1,000 employees in 50 countries worldwide and generates annual sales of EUR 194 million (2009).



04 March 2010
Corporate financing with brands and patents

It frequently is that case that, in times of the world-wide economic crisis, intangible assets represent a substantial value for the corporation who owns these. If real estate and machines (no longer) are available as classic securities, intangible assets such as, e.g. brands and patents, can serve as valuable financing instruments within the framework of credit risk mitigation, rating-optimisation (Basel II) or sale-and-lease-back-proceedings. In order to achieve this, a detailed, transparent and timely evaluation of these intangible assets is a decisive criterion.

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31 October 2009
IP-Valuation consults the Deutsche Bank regarding the valuation of intangible assets

For more and more companies, the utilization of intangible assets for financing purposes is playing an essential role. As one of the world-wide largest banks, with more than 77,000 employees, the Deutsche Bank is clearly aware of this development and for this reason offers companies a variety of varying financing concepts. "We are very happy that we are able to support the Deutsche Bank in the evaluation of their business clients' intangible assets", Dr. Robert Tafelmeier, head of IP-Valuation GmbH, said. "This clearly demonstrates how important the market finds our services and software solutions".



10 October 2009
IP-Valuation supports Montis Industriepartner GmbH in valuing intangible assets for firm acquisitions

The portion of intangible assets in the firm value increases continuously in numerous industries. The monetary valuation of these intangible assets is in practice often difficult and complicated. "That is the reason why we strengthen the cooperation with IP-Valuation GmbH, a long-standing and reliable partner. Intangible assets play a more and more important role in our restructuring projects and firm investments", says Max Liebig, managing director of Montis Industriepartner GmbH, an investment and restructuring company headquartered in Mönchengladbach.



Kreativkongress 2009
Meet us at the Kreativkongress 2009!

The Kreativkongress 2009 will be taking place in St. Pölten, Austria, from November 26 to 27, 2009. The theme of the conference is: "Kreativität messen - Markenwerte schaffen". If you would like to meet us personally at the Kreativkongress 2009, please contact us beforehand at
info@ip-valuation.de to arrange an appointment.

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29 July 2009
Brands – valuable assets, even in times of crisis, as the case of porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal shows

In times of global economic crisis intangible assets often represent a significant value for the company that owns them. The insolvency of Rosenthal AG shows that trademark rights and their valuation are also of great significance in insolvency. But it is not only in insolvency, but also in the scope of collateralisation, rating optimisation (Basel II) and sale-and-lease-back processes that intangible assets such as brands serve as valuable instruments of financing. A detailed, transparent and prompt valuation of these intangible assets is a decisive prerequisite in this.

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24 July 2009
IP-Valuation values the Rosenthal and Thomas brands of Rosenthal AG on behalf of Schultze & Braun, one of the largest law offices specialising in insolvency law. Well-established and well-known brands often represent a significant value in the insolvency of an ailing company. "This is undoubtedly the case with the recently-concluded insolvency proceedings of Rosenthal AG, in which the company brand Rosenthal and product brand Thomas have proven to be valuable assets in the scope of the search for a buyer," says Rosenthal administrator Volker Böhm of Schultze & Braun. IP-Valuation GmbH was assigned with evaluating the Rosenthal and Thomas brands by Mr Böhm. In the course of a detailed, transparent and prompt valuation of these trademark rights, IP-Valuation was able to make a valuable contribution to the search for a buyer in the scope of the Rosenthal insolvency case.



20 May 2009
IP-Valuation attracts the major consulting and auditing company RölfsPartner. One of the largest independent consulting and auditing companies in Germany has become an IP-Valuation software customer. As Dr. Robert Tafelmeier, Managing Partner of IP-Valuation GmbH said: "We are proud to have RölfsPartner among our clientele. The name stands for one of Germany's most renowned auditing companies." In its ratings based on the annual business volume, the current Lünendonk List 2008 quotes RölfsPartner as the 8th largest auditing company in Germany. RölfsPartner uses the BrandValue trademark valuation software for a range of valuation requirements in a number of locations in Germany.



9 April 2009
Bayer CropScience AG – with an annual business volume of over 6 billion euros and an extensive global trademark portfolio – knows it can rely on BrandValue trademark valuation software. As a highly significant division of the Bayer Group, Bayer CropScience AG needs to know the value of its individual portfolio trademarks as a prerequisite for trademark management and strategy planning. For a company like Bayer CropScience that requires such a large number of trademark valuations, the BrandValue trademark valuation software developed by IP-Valuation has numerous advantages, such as the valuation report being compiled automatically for documentation purposes.



IPWARE SUMMIT 2009
Meet us at the IPWARE SUMMIT 2009!

The conference "IPWARE SUMMIT 2009" will be taking place in Saint Raphaël, France, from October 21 to 23, 2009. The theme of the conference is: “Software for Intellectual Property“. If you would like to meet us personally at the IPWARE SUMMIT 2009, please contact us beforehand at
info@ip-valuation.de to arrange an appointment.

For further information on the IPWARE SUMMIT 2009 please click here.



15 January 2008
IP-Valuation Research: The significance of trademarks in accounting practices of HDAX companies

Analysis of the HDAX management reports for the business year 2005 or 2005/2006, being the first year for mandatory consolidated financial statements in accordance with IAS/IFRS, shows that intangible assets in the balance sheet play a significant role, whereas the proportion of trademark equity recorded in the balance sheet is still relatively low. But in the future the recorded figure for trademark equity will continue to increase on account of the number of corporate transactions and the increasing number of IAS/IFRS consolidated financial statements and individual accounts – a reason why more and more German companies and auditing firms will have to come to grips with the issue of accounted trademark equity.

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INTA 2008
Meet us at the INTA 2008 in Berlin!

The INTA 2008, the International Trademark Association's (INTA) Annual Meeting will be taking place this year in Berlin from 17 to 21 Mai 2008. If you would like to meet us personally at the INTA 2008, please contact us beforehand at info@ip-valuation.de to arrange an appointment.

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8 June 2007
IP-Valuation showcased at EU trademark valuation conference

Held in Copenhagen on 7 June 2007, „The Value of Trademarks“ was staged by the EU’s Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market and by the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. One of the topics examined at this ‘trademark valuation summit’ was the world’s first trademark valuation software. Speaker was Robert Tafelmeier, CEO of the Munich-based IP-Valuation GmbH, which recently launched the first-on-the-market BrandValue software.

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17 October 2006
The German technical service corporation - TÜV SÜD - confirms the quality of the trademark valuation software BrandValue

The certificate confirms the high degree of reliability and accuracy of the world's first ever software-based trademark valuation process


Excellent! BrandValue, the world's first trademark valuation software, developed by the company IP-Valuation (Munich, Germany), has been presented the TÜV SÜD certificate, confirming the high-quality standard of the software. Since May the TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH had given BrandValue a thorough check-up. In addition, audits of the system processes were conducted and the relevant documents, such as specification, development, test, quality assurance, product description, further development etc. were assessed. The result: the trademark valuation software Brand-Value has successfully passed the test and been awarded the TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH certification. The basis for the assessment were the TÜV SÜD certification guidelines based on the ISO standard ISO / IEC 12119: "Information technology, software products – quality requirements and testing procedure"

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20 July 2006
BrandValue finds solutions to the problematic aspects of monetary trademark valuation

Expert's report confirms the high level of plausibility, objectivity and transparency for a valid trademark valuation process


Since 2005 companies quoted on the stock exchange are obliged to determine the monetary value of trademarks according to the principles of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS), and to record the figures in their balance sheet. In view of the bewildering number of methods that could be applied, this is no easy undertaking, particularly as most of them are based on vague factors that lack transparency. BrandValue, the world's first trademark valuation software developed by IP-Valuation, represents a significant step in transparency, objectivity and traceability. Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Weber, a recognized IFRS expert and member of the German Accounting Standards Committee , who works at the Auditing Institute at the University of Saarbrücken, drew up a report on the trademark valuation software BrandValue. He comes to the conclusion that the applied trademark valuation process is a suitable method of determining the value of trademarks in accordance with the IFRS regulations. Moreover, the trademark valuation process features a high degree of objectivity and transparency.

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6 April 2006
IP-Valuation comes up with a brand new approach to trademark valuation

BrandValue is globally the first software-aided method of reaching a valid assessment of the value of a trademark as an investment


With its new software BrandValue, the Munich-based company IP-Valuation breaks new ground in the field of trademark valuation and redefines transparency and objectivity standards. Although neurologists and radiologists have virtually succeeded in proving that the man on the street can picture the theoretical value of trademarks, controllers and marketers still have great difficulty showing the value of trademarks in the balance sheet, or even recording it in a trademark-induced cash flow. The dilemma stems from the fact that there are over 30 different ways of assessing the monetary value of trademarks, and each has its own analysis focus, and consequently the results can be completely different. IP-Valuation's solution is a standardized, practical, systematic and scientifically objective procedure in the form of its software BrandValue that meets the level of transparency required by both legislation and the capital markets.

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