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Royalties & Licensing Fees Payers: This is a list a list of the top 50 countries that pay the highest royalties and licensing fees for business and other proprietary rights in 2009. Royalty and license fees are payments and receipts for the authorized use of intangible, non-produced, non-financial assets and proprietary rights, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial processes, and franchises. This is done with the help of licensing agreements. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Source: World Bank

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Republic of Ireland Dublin - 31,236,496,662

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
United States of America Washington, D.C. - 23,857,000,000

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Japan Tokyo - 16,834,707,247

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Germany Berlin - 14,104,405,685

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United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
United Kingdom London - 9,537,477,842

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Canada Ottawa - 7,715,942,728

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Rep. of Korea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Rep. of Korea 7,049,000,000

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France is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
France Paris - 5,274,174,766

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Russian Federation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Russian Federation 4,106,950,000

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The Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
The Netherlands 3,847,793,810

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Spain Madrid - 3,430,145,104

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Brazil Brasília - 2,512,044,100

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Thailand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Thailand Bangkok - 2,250,055,291

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Belgium City of Brussels - 2,109,587,844

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Sweden Stockholm - 1,973,702,903

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Italy Rome - 1,898,982,186

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria - 1,658,023,465

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Poland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Poland Warsaw - 1,538,000,000

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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Indonesia Jakarta - 1,530,107,289

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Hungary Budapest - 1,334,327,868

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Austria Vienna - 1,269,009,185

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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Argentina Buenos Aires - 1,172,591,537

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Finland Helsinki - 1,064,334,941

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Israel Jerusalem - 901,700,000

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Czech Republic Prague - 726,294,566

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Greece Athens - 654,187,058

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Turkey Ankara - 648,000,000

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Ukraine Kiev - 644,000,000

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Norway Oslo - 589,454,258

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Portugal Lisbon - 506,819,460

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
New Zealand Wellington - 489,436,357

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Chile Santiago - 460,511,474

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Luxembourg Luxembourg - 457,122,243

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Philippines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Philippines Manila - 421,000,000

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Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Venezuela Caracas - 352,000,000

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Romania Bucharest - 335,000,000

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Slovenia Ljubljana - 286,900,594

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Egypt, Arab Rep. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Egypt, Arab Rep. 284,500,000

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Colombia Bogotá - 261,108,506

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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Croatia Zagreb - 212,579,118

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Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Nigeria Abuja - 208,413,260

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Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Slovak Republic 154,672,042

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Peru Lima - 146,751,000

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Serbia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Serbia Belgrade - 143,781,855

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Bulgaria Sofia - 114,154,330

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Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Guatemala Guatemala City - 92,700,000

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Morocco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Morocco Rabat - 72,024,168

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Belarus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Belarus Minsk - 71,500,000

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Kazakhstan Astana - 64,400,430

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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Countries that Pay the most Royalties & Licensing Fees
Estonia Tallinn - 45,802,468