This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed May 25, 2007.
Other trade names and intangibles - In connection with various acquisitions, Luxottica Group has recorded as intangible assets certain trade names and other intangibles which the Company believes have a finite life. Trade names are amortized on a straight-line basis over periods ranging from 20 to 25 years (see Note 7). Other intangibles include, among other items, distributor networks, customer lists and contracts, franchise agreements and license agreements, and are amortized over the respective useful lives. All intangibles are subject to test for impairment in accordance with SFAS no. 144, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets (SFAS 144). Aggregate amortization expense of trade names and other intangibles for the years ended December 31, 2004, 2005 and 2006 was Euro 50.7 million, Euro 61.9 million and Euro 68.8 million, respectively.