Intellectual property holding companies are those specifically designed to own and control the intellectual property of another entity – i.e. provisional patents, utility patents, design patents, all types of trademarks and copyrights, trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property.  A Dutch Intellectual property holding company provides the owner the peace of mind and stability to form, manage, sell and license its property to second/third parties for the right to utilize and exploit the intellectual property in any given or agreed upon the manner in private circumstances or open public forums.

Key Features of Netherlands IP Holding Company

Netherland IP Holding Company

Corporate Details

General

  • Type of Entity

IP Holding Company

  • Registered Office in Netherlands

Yes

  • Best use of the company

Intellectual Property Holding

  • Shelf company availability

Yes

  • Access to Double Taxation Treaties

Yes

  • VAT payable on sales to local customers?

21%

Share capital or equivalent

  • Standard currency

Euro

  • Permitted currencies

Any

  • Minimum paid up

1 Euro

  • Usual authorized

N/A

N/A

  • No-par-value shares allowed

N/A

Managers/Director

  • Minimum number

None

  • Local required

No

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

Members

  • Minimum number

One

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Corporate members allowed

Yes

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

Company Secretary

  • Required

Yes

  • Local or qualified

Yes

Accounts

  • Requirements to prepare

Yes

  • Audit requirements

No

  • Requirements to file accounts

Yes

  • Publicly accessible accounts

No

Other

  • Requirement to file annual return

Yes

Tax treatment

Corporate tax for a Dutch IP Holding Company is 25%. 

Duration for set up of the company

Three weeks. 

 Distinctive Advantages of Netherlands IP Holding Company

  • A Netherland IP Holding company is a separate legal entity
  • Opening a corporate bank account in Netherlands is inexpensive
  • Members/Managers are not liable for the debts of the entity as members are protected with Limited Liability
  • No requirements for Auditing the financial statements
  • No withholding tax on dividends in most cases
  • No capital gains on the sale of shares
  • No foreign currency exchange restrictions
  • The Dutch Civil code commercial framework is business friendly
  • Cost are moderate 

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