Leasing of intellectual property and similar products, except copyrighted works (77.40.0.00)
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The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.
Formalities relating to the employment of workers
If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.
When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed.
Tax related formalities
For taking-up and pursuit of a service please also consider the following tax related formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:
For service providers who operate across borders without a branch in Germany, there are various special responsibilities and special regulations depending on the tax liability, activity or type of tax.
Characteristics and key concepts of the service
This service includes the granting of permits of use for property protected as intellectual property, or of similar property, by others, for payment of a fee to the property’s owner (i.e. the asset’s owner). Use of these assets may involve a variety of different ways, e.g. by reproduction, by use in subsequent processes or products, within the scope of franchising business, etc. These assets may have been either personally created or externally procured by their current proprietor.
This service includes:
- Leasing of property protected as intellectual property, or of similar property (other than copyright-protected works such as books, motion pictures, music or software)
- Receipt of fees for utilization of the following property:
- Trademarks or services marks
- Prospection for and assessment of natural resources
- Franchise agreements
- Lizenzvergabe und -verwertung
- Vermittlung von Fernsehrechten
- Verwaltung von Nutzungsrechten und Lizenzen
- Verwertung von Urheberrechten
- Warenzeichenverwaltung und -verwertung