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ICONIX BRAND GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/28/2019
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In December 2016, the Company amended the Iconix Israel joint venture agreement to obtain the sole discretion and power to direct the activities of the Iconix Israel joint venture that most significantly impact its economic performance which requires the Company to continue to consolidate this joint venture in its consolidated financial statements in accordance with ASC 810.  

The Company serves as Iconix Israel’s administrative manager, responsible for arranging for or providing back-offices services, including legal maintenance of trademarks (e.g. renewal of trademark registrations) for the brands in respect of the Israel Territory. Further, Iconix Israel has access to general brand marketing materials, prepared and owned by the Company to refit for use by the joint venture in the Israel Territory. MGS serves as Iconix Israel’s local manager, responsible for providing market experience in respect of the applicable territory, managing the joint venture on a day-to-day basis (other than back-office services), identifying potential licensees and assisting the Company in enforcement of license agreements in respect of the applicable territory. Each of the Company and MGS is reimbursed for all out-of-pocket costs incurred in performing its respective services.

The Company determined, in accordance with ASC 810, based on the corporate structure, voting rights and contributions of the Company and MGS, that Iconix Israel is a VIE and, as the Company has been determined to be the primary beneficiary, is subject to consolidation. The Company has consolidated this joint venture within its consolidated financial statements since inception.  The liabilities of the VIE are not material and none of the VIE assets are encumbered by any obligation of the VIE or other entity.

 

Iconix Canada Joint Venture

In June 2013, the Company formed Iconix Canada L.P. (“Ico Canada”) and Ico Brands L.P. (“Ico Brands” and, together with Ico Canada, collectively, “Iconix Canada”), as wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries of the Company, and contributed substantially all rights to its wholly-owned and controlled brands in Canada (the “Canada Territory”) through agreements with the Iconix Canada partnerships. Shortly thereafter through their acquisitions of limited partnership and general partnership interests, Buffalo International ULC and BIU Sub Inc. purchased 50% interests in the Iconix Canada partnerships for $17.8 million in the aggregate, of which approximately $8.9 million in the aggregate, was paid in cash upon closing of these transactions in June 2013, and the remaining $8.9 million of which were notes payable to the Company to be paid, as amended, over the five year period following the date of closing, with final payment in June 2018.

Pursuant to agreements entered into in connection with the formation of Ico Canada and Ico Brands, the Company held specified call options relating to Buffalo International’s and BIU Sub’s ownership interests in the joint ventures.

Ico Canada Call Option: At any time between the second and third anniversary of June 28, 2013 the Company had the right to call a number of units held by Buffalo International equal to 5% of all units issued and outstanding for an amount in cash equal to the greater of (i) $1.5 million and (ii) 5% of the amount obtained by applying a multiple of 5.5 to the highest of (a) the minimum royalties in respect of the Ico Canada marks for the previous 12 months, (b) the actual royalties in respect of the Ico Canada marks for the previous 12 months, (c) the projected minimum royalties in respect of the Ico Canada marks for the subsequent fiscal period and (d) the average projected minimum royalties in respect of the Ico Canada marks for the subsequent three fiscal periods.

Ico Brands Call Option: At any time between the second and third anniversary of June 28, 2013, the Company had the right to call a number of units held by BIU Sub equal to 5% of all units issued and outstanding for an amount in cash equal to the greater of (i) $0.6 million and (ii) 5% of the amount obtained by applying a multiple of 5.5 to the highest of (a) the minimum royalties in respect of the Ico Brands marks for the previous 12 months, (b) the actual royalties in respect of the Ico Brands marks for the previous 12 months, (c) the projected minimum royalties in respect of the Ico Brands marks for the subsequent fiscal period and (d) the average projected minimum royalties in respect of the Ico Brands marks the subsequent three fiscal periods.

If the total payments to Ico Canada in respect of the Umbro marks for the four-year period following June 28, 2013 were less than $2.7 million, the Company had an obligation to pay Buffalo International an amount equal to the shortfall.

As a result of the Company’s prior contribution of the intellectual property and related assets relating to certain of its brands in respect of the Canadian territory (the “Encumbered Canadian Assets”) to the Company’s securitization, Ico Canada was granted the right to receive an amount equal to the royalty streams from the Encumbered Canadian Assets. Ico Brands has an option to purchase the Encumbered Canadian Assets for one dollar within one year following the earlier of (i) January 15, 2020 and (ii) the later of (a) the release of such assets from the Company’s securitization and (b) Ico Brands receipt of notice of such release. If the Company does not deliver such assets to Ico Brands following the exercise of such option, the Company has an obligation to pay liquidated damages to Ico Brands in an amount equal to approximately $4.9 million.

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