**Table of Contents**

- Are trademarks amortized or depreciated?
- Should trademarks be amortized?
- Are brands Amortised?
- What costs can be capitalized under IFRS?
- Can copyright be amortized?
- Is a trademark a 197 intangible?
- What expense category is trademark?
- Is intellectual property amortized?
- Can you expense trademark costs?
- Do you depreciate a logo?
- Are trademarks amortized GAAP?
- How many years do you amortize trademarks?
- Is a trademark a long term asset?
- Are intangible assets amortized under IFRS?
- What is the useful life of a trademark?
- Can a trademark be amortized tax?
- Is trademark a depreciating asset?
- Should trademarks be capitalized?
- Which intangible asset should not be amortized?
- Are trademark renewals capitalized?

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Intangible assets, such as patents and trademarks, are amortized into an expense account called amortization. Tangible assets are instead written off through depreciation.

You must generally amortize over 15 years the capitalized costs of "section 197 intangibles" you acquired after August 10, 1993. You must amortize these costs if you hold the section 197 intangibles in connection with your trade or business or in an activity engaged in for the production of income.

An intangible asset with a finite useful life is amortised and is subject to impairment testing. An intangible asset with an indefinite useful life is not amortised, but is tested annually for impairment. When an intangible asset is disposed of, the gain or loss on disposal is included in profit or loss.

Trademarks have estimated useful lives that range from 2 to 40 years. Distribution networks have estimated useful lives that range from 20 to 30 years, and non-compete agreements have a 10-year contractual life.

Section 197 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) allows the capitalized cost of a trademark to be amortized and then deducted from taxable income rather deducted as an ordinary business expense.

No, a trade mark is not a depreciating asset as defined in subsection 40-30(1) of the ITAA 1997.

General rules. Capitalize trademarks, like proper names.

The main difference concerning goodwill, as compared to other intangibles, is that goodwill is never amortized. In accounting, goodwill represents the difference between the purchase price of a business and the fair value of its assets, net of liabilities.

The trademark is an intangible asset that can be capitalized on your balance sheet. Capitalizing a trademark happens through the purchase of an existing trademark or through the registration of a new trademark. An existing trademark acts as an asset with perceived value.

However, trademarks are not amortized since they retain their value forever. Nonetheless, you should reassess your trademarks annually. If the value of your trademark has impaired, compared to its value a year ago, you should readjust the market value of the trademark and record the difference as a financial loss.

For intangibles with an indefinite life (such as goodwill or possibly brand names), there is no amortisation but the company is required to perform an annual impairment review to assess whether the asset is impaired or not.

The primary costs that companies can capitalize under IAS 2 include purchase and conversion costs. The former category consists of the following costs: Purchase price of the inventory items, including import duties, transport and handling costs.

Although the legal life of a copyright is extensive, copyrights are often fully amortized within a relatively short period of time. The amortizable life of a copyright, like other intangible assets, may never exceed forty years. Trademarks and trade names.

197 Intangibles. The following intangible assets are amortizable Sec. 197 intangibles, even though they are self-created and not purchased: covenants not to compete and rights granted by a government (e.g., trademarks, tradenames, licenses, permits, etc.).

Trademarks, trade names and franchise fees will always be considered Section 197 intangibles, regardless of whether or not you incur these costs as part of an acquisition (whereas some other types of intangible assets would only be considered Section 197 intangibles if part of an acquisition).

When intellectual property is purchased from another business, it is recorded on the balance sheet at cost and amortized over the remaining useful life of the asset.

Your Registered Trademark and Its Tax Implications You cannot deduct the cost of creating your trademark, but you can apply it to your formulation of the "income tax basis", which is the reference point for determining tax liability upon sale and depreciation deductions.

In general, logos have an indefinite lifespan. This means the value of the logo isn't amortized.

Generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, require a business to amortize only intangible assets with definite lives. Because a trademark can be renewed every 10 years with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indefinitely, a business typically does not amortize a trademark in its accounting records.

Also known as non-current assets, long-term assets can include fixed assets such as a company's property, plant, and equipment, but can also include other assets such as long term investments, patents, copyright, franchises, goodwill, trademarks, and trade names, as well as software.

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okay now there is one core concept before we learn this uh financial instrument we move forward we need to understand the concept of amortized cost what is amortized cost uh you can consider it as book value book value i mean the balance sheet value the balance sheet value which we use but it's a little bit different calculation how to calculate this is what we need to learn here amortize cost let's suppose now we did our chapter provision we did some other chapters as well we understand that if we take a loan for example we issue bond for example we issue a bond for say i don't know hundred dollars or let me call it hundred thousand dollars so issue bonds not bond but bonds for hundred thousand dollars uh at six percent at six percent so a bond is a financial instrument it's a debt instrument it's a loan instrument when you issue when you take loan you make a loan note you make a bond bond is bond debentures it's the same thing it's a piece of paper a bond looks like this let me show you like here a bond will look like this usually the bond has a value of hundred dollar the normal value is hundred dollars so it's a hundred dollar bond it says that you know at six percent at six percent for five years so the life is five years life is five years and the interest rate which is called the coupon rate so six percent is your six percent coupon rate coupon rate means the interest rate so we actually are looking for a loan when we look for loan we have two options one option is that we can go to a bank and take a loan another issue option is that we issue these bonds a bond is kind of a promise that if you give me hundred dollar now i will give you six percent per year for the next five years and after five years i will return you back your hundred dollars so what will happen that we receive here hundred dollars and in return we will give six dollar six dollar six dollar six dollar and six dollar here and let me put them in minus because these are the negative cash flows and then we will also have to give hundred dollar back so this is a situation of a bond it's a debt instrument it has a life of five years it has a coupon rate six percent which you can consider as as interest rate and you raise some finance through it and actually this bond it becomes our liability because we receive cash we have got debit cash here we got here cash 100 and then we have to return back something credit it's my liability here now how much is liability my liability is not 100. we have to calculate how much is liability here so liability i have to calculate i cannot call it hundred dollar what is my liability my liability is this six dollar this six dollar six dollar six dollars six dollar and one hundred dollars so i have to pay all of these and we need to find out we need to calculate their present values we need to calculate their present values so what we need to do that we need to find out the present values of this future cash flows like this six dollar actually this six dollar is here but we need to see that how much of the six dollar value we should be recording in today's term because we don't owe six dollar today today we have to pay this hundred dollar or we have to pay these six dollars in different time periods so what i need to do is that i need to discount them here okay this six dollar will be will be discounted to this time period and then this another six dollar you need to discount this six dollar also here you need to discount this x dollar also to the time zero the time zero means today because these are the amounts which i will pay in future okay i will pay these amounts in future so i need to find out the present value of these of these things how much is this six dollar six dollar six dollar six in terms of today and how much will be uh this hundred dollar in terms of today that is my liability because that because liabilities we record in the present value terms this is hundred dollar but this is at the end of fifth year this is fourth year third year two year and this is year one so how do i discount it now let's suppose they tell us here the company has a discount rate of 8 my discount rate is eight percent they will also say sometime here effective interest rate effective interest rate they will use that type of word also so what we need to do we need to find out the present value as i told you before that you should be watching that extra video from f9 which i will put in your syllabus on discounting and compounding it's 20 minute video which completely thoroughly explains the discounting compounding process and if you watch that i mean it will clear out all your questions but we know that the present value is equal to future value divided by 1 plus interest rate power n where interest rate will be this eight percent n is the number of years so if i make my these cash flows actually what will happen you will have in year one two three four and five what you need to give you need to give six dollars six dollars in each years and here you need to give 106 and you need to find out that six dollar here so this is my year and here i put the amount and here i put this df i call it df df means discount factor discount factor means the present value factor now let me make you familiar with the present value factor or the discount factor this six dollar you must multiply it with the discount factor what does that discount factor mean let me open up here we'll go to google and i'm going to show you some discount tables give me one minute and i'll open it up okay so here we come on this table we know that a dollar today is not equal to dollar tomorrow we learned this thing that money loses value with time and discounting which we do or discount factor which we calculate we actually calculate the present value of the future cash flow for example if you have to receive ten thousand dollar or one thousand dollar after ten years how much of that it is in terms of today and how do you do that you actually multiply your amount with the discount factor so for example in our case what we are supposing we say that our interest rate is eight percent and at eight percent we want to calculate in year one this is years number of years are shown here and percentage at the top so if you see at eight percent the first year factor is 0.926 i'm sure that you people can look at it 0.926 so that six dollars which you will have to pay after one year you multiply that six dollar with 0.926 and the six dollars which you have to pay in year two you multiply it with 0.857 and so on and if you remember in fifth year you have to return back 106 dollars and this 106 dollars the discount factor would be in year six let me draw a line so that it becomes clear i just want to draw a line here it is 0.681 so 106 dollars which i will give in you know fifth year i would multiply that 106 dollar with 0.681 so these are the discount factors 0.926 and 0.857 for the year one let's just remember these two things 0.926 and 0.857 so it is 0.926 and it is 0.857 so when you multiply here you call it dcf discounted cash flow and this is your or you can call it your present value so yo

Thanks for your comment Shawnna Ellingwood, have a nice day.

- Blanca Skahan, Staff Member

all right what i'll do now is to talk about the application of the amortized cost method to a financial liability the example i'm talking about now is poor cosmetics which is seeking to raise cash in order to expand its business and does self-issuing bonds on the first of july 2016. the bonds have a face value of five million dollars a coupon of eight percent the coupons are paid annually in arrears bond is a term of three years and at the time of issue the market interest rate for bonds or the similar risk is 10 the first thing we need to do is determine what is going to be the initial amount we initially recognize as the liability this is the fair value of the bonds the date of issuance and there are no transaction costs here so we can see that we have three cash flows the first two of the coupon payments four hundred thousand dollars each year and the third payment is the principal past the third period coupon 5.4 million dollars if we discount that at 10 we see that we have a net present value and a fair value of the liability of 4.751 million we also need to work out the allocation of the payments to principal and interest components and we do this with a table which looks like this it's i always call this present value table and you can see that it starts with an opening balance which is the fair value of the financial liability of inception we have the coupon payment of four hundred thousand dollars you have interest calculated at ten percent on the opening balance and so that gives our interest expense and the difference between the coupon payment and the interest expense is an adjustment to principal in this case we're effectively capitalizing 75 000 worth of interest and so that gives us closing balance of the liability of 4.826 million dollars which is the ending balance of the next period and we simply repeat that over the three years of the bond please note that i'm arriving at the face value of the bond in the bottom right hand corner of the table and that is encouraging me to keep the termination payment separate from the periodic payments it just keeps things simpler so what's the accounting look like well initially we'd recognize the liability when we entered into the contract so here what we have is we recognize the receipt of cash of 4.75 million dollars point seven five one million dollars and would recognize a financial liability for four point five seven one million dollars at the end of the first year we'd recognize a coupon payment of four hundred thousand dollars cash and we'd recognize an interest expense of 475 000 the difference is effectively capitalized interest which would add to the value of the bond year two row two year three row three and so what you can see is that we've simply allocated the periodic payment between principal and interest and yes the allocation to instant interest principle can be a negative number finally at the end of the life of the bond we repay the bonds so we extinguish the liability of five million dollars by paying over the face paid or the bond which is five million

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- Blanca Skahan

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Should trademarks be amortized

Are brands Amortised

What costs can be capitalized under IFRS

Can copyright be amortized

Is a trademark a 197 intangible

What expense category is trademark

Is intellectual property amortized

Can you expense trademark costs

Do you depreciate a logo

Are trademarks amortized GAAP

How many years do you amortize trademarks

Is a trademark a long term asset

Are intangible assets amortized under IFRS

What is the useful life of a trademark

Can a trademark be amortized tax

Is trademark a depreciating asset

Should trademarks be capitalized

Which intangible asset should not be amortized

Are trademark renewals capitalized