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Over how many years are patents amortized? Trademarks?

To determine

Indicate the number of years over which the patents and trademarks are amortized.

Explanation

Trademark: It is an exclusive right of an entity or business to display its identity of the products or goods through a registered word, symbol, or emblem.

Patent: Patent is a right that is exclusively granted by the Government to an individual or firm to process or design, to make, use or sell its invention for a limited period. It protects the right of the inventor from doing so by any other individual till the granted period expires.

Indicate the number of years over which the patents and trademarks are amortized.

Useful life of patents:

Usually, the legal lives of the patents are 20 years, thus the owner or the controllers of the patent are given a life of 20 years...

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