Article 4

1. The royalty provided for in Article 1 shall be set at the following rates:

(a) 4 % for the portion of the sale price up to EUR 50000;

(b) 3 % for the portion of the sale price from EUR 50000,01 to EUR 200000;

(c) 1 % for the portion of the sale price from EUR 200000,01 to EUR 350000;

(d) 0,5 % for the portion of the sale price from EUR 350000,01 to EUR 500000;

(e) 0,25 % for the portion of the sale price exceeding EUR 500000.

However, the total amount of the royalty may not exceed EUR 12500.

 

2. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, Member States may apply a rate of 5 % for the portion of the sale price referred to in paragraph 1(a).

 

3. If the minimum sale price set should be lower than EUR 3000, the Member State shall also determine the rate applicable to the portion of the sale price up to EUR 3000; this rate may not be lower than 4 %.