To achieve tax and safety goals, we recommend holding all your intangible assets such as trademarks, patent rights, domain names, web sites, company name, trade name, trade secrets, etc. in an LLC or several LLC’s. By quietly transferring trademarks, patent rights and other intangible assets to offshore or out-of-state companies, global businesses can cut their tax bills dramatically.Intellectual Assets
Most privately owned businesses don’t even know what intangible assets they own. If you ask them, they will inevitably leave some out. Every business should inventory all their intellectual assets. if they aren’t documented, document them. Assign a market value to them.
Consider this possibility. Your operating company gets sued and you lose a multi-million dollar lawsuit. The next day, you close down that company and incorporate another operating company with a generic name. Then you license all the intangible assets to them, including the business name and start conducting business like nothing happened.
Because, believe it or not, nothing did. Follow our advice and this is possible.
The best business structure for the chaotic, tumultuous 21st Century is a combination of multiple companies, each serving a particular purpose. Intangible assets, such as patents, copyrights, trade secrets, digital properties & web domains, should be put in an a single purpose LLC where they’ll be safe from lawsuits, and licensed to the operating company.
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We protect your business and your vital business assets through business restructuring and intellectual property rights. This approach has the ability to preserve your business and all its vital assets through serious threats to survival.
The Act that made it all possible.
“Today, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law, bringing trade secrets alongside trademarks, copyrights and patents as intellectual property rights protected under federal law.” May 23, 2016. This has been tested in a court of law, and it worked.