Aid and subsidies

Several types of aid and/or subsidies exist to support innovation in France.

For example, France’s PTR subsidy finances at least 50% of the cost of a company’s first patent registration.

In the area of taxation, specific legislation applies to income from intellectual property. For example, income from the operation of a licence by an inventor in their own name is taxed at up to 16% of income (+ social security contributions). By having a company operate the same licence, the rate of tax can be reduced to 15%.

Specific legal regimes may also apply, such as the young innovative enterprises regime for young start-ups.

Finally, research tax credit allows for a partial reimbursement of research and development expenses. Hautier IP can advise you on how to take advantage of these specific arrangements and ensure that you are meeting the legal obligations.

We frequently meet business support providers (such as incubators, investment banks, BPI, INPI and chambers of commerce) so you can benefit from our network.