1.2 - Other intangible assets

Intangible assets with finite useful life are measured at acquisition or production cost less any accumulated amortisation and impairment losses. The amortisation is based on the useful life and begins when the asset is available for use. Specifically, the purchased software expenses are capitalised on the basis of the cost for purchase and usage. The costs related to their development and maintenance are charged to the profit and loss account of the period in which they are incurred.

Other intangible assets with indefinite useful life are not subject to amortization. They are periodically tested for impairment.

Gains or losses arising from derecognition of an intangible asset are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognised in the income statement when the asset is derecognised.