Intangible fixed assetsIn general terms, fixed assets are business property intended for long-term use. Intangible fixed assets are assets that lack physical form like patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. Intangible fixed assets form much of Inter IKEA Group’s overall assets.
Most Inter IKEA Group intangible fixed assets are trademark rights and other intellectual property rights. Inter IKEA Group purchased these rights for EUR 11.8 billion in 2012. As a positive return is expected for a long period, these costs are spread over a period of 45 years.