Q: Intellectual property securitisation is not an area that many of our readers will be familiar with. What kind of assets are used in this type of financing?
A: There are three primary classes of intellectual property assets: trademarks, copyrights and patents. Most transactions involve trademarks. They typically involve two types of business: clothing companies and franchise operations, mainly fast food restaurants. In these transactions, the trademarked name that brands the product in the mind