Lesotho - Royalty and license fees
Charges for the use of intellectual property, payments (BoP, current US$)
The latest value for Charges for the use of intellectual property, payments (BoP, current US$) in Lesotho was $5,325,652 as of 2011. Over the past 6 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $5,325,652 in 2011 and $1,646,233 in 2008.
Definition: Charges for the use of intellectual property are payments and receipts between residents and nonresidents for the authorized use of proprietary rights (such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial processes and designs including trade secrets, and franchises) and for the use, through licensing agreements, of produced originals or prototypes (such as copyrights on books and manuscripts, computer software, cinematographic works, and sound recordings) and related rights (such as for live performances and television, cable, or satellite broadcast). Data are in current U.S. dollars.
Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.
Sub-Topic: Balance of payments