In today’s competitive and increasingly digital landscape, the exploitation and protection of Intellectual Property (IP) rights is more important than ever before. Ankura advises and assists IP owners to maximize and protect their royalties, providing the stability and predictability to achieve their broader economic objectives.
Ankura has a sophisticated consulting practice relating to contract and royalty compliance with a wide-range of experience and expertise in serving IP licensing clients from individual authors to international corporations. We have helped licensors recover millions of dollars in asserted audit rights relating to the copyrights, trademarks, and patents licensed to third parties.
Our firm specializes in the following services:
- Royalty compliance program development and implementation
- Audits of the royalties paid by licensees worldwide
- Extensive analysis of royalty payments
- Collection of detailed accounting reports and records used to generate royalty statements, and calculation of unpaid royalties
- Publishing agreement reviews to ensure adherence to contractual terms and determining whether the licensee’s understanding of its obligations matches that of the licensor
- Interaction with the licensee on our clients’ behalf