Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
valuing intellectual property is quite difficult, there is no straightforward way to do it. One method could be to consider what the licensing value of the patent/TM is, i.e. how much would you be willing to license the rights for, and set the full value somewhat higher. If the entity owns the TM/Patent, then that would naturally be included in the sale of the entity, but the sales agreement would need to be clear that the patent/TM are part of the sale (as well as the website). You simply need a sales agreement that lists all these things as part of the sale. As with any sale of a business or other contract, you should have an attorney write it or at least review/revise it...you never know when an issue may arise and then every word and line in the agreement may come under scrutiny.