infringement
in·fringe·ment n: the act or an instance of infringing; esp: the unauthorized use of copyrighted or patented material or of a trademark, trade name, or trade dress see also equivalent, fair use
◇ Infringement of a trademark, trade name, or trade dress involves use of one by the infringer that is the same as that of the owner or so similar that it is likely to deceive or to cause confusion or mistake on the part of the average purchaser. Infringement of a copyright involves the copying of a material and substantial portion of the protected work. If the alleged infringer denies copying, the copyright holder may be able to prove infringement with circumstantial evidence of the infringer's access to the protected work and of similarities between the two works.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

infringement
I noun abuse of privilege, aggression, arrogation, breach, contravention, disfranchisement, disobedience, dispossession, entrance upon domain of another, force, illegality, immunitio, incursion, infraction, injustice, interference, intrusion, invasion, invasion of a right, misdoing, misfeasance, nonobservance, repudiation, seizure, surpassing, trangression, transcendence, transcending, trespass, trespassing, usurpation, violatio, violation, violation of a contract, violation of a law, violation of a privilege, violation of a regulation, violence, wrong, wrongdoing, wrongfulness associated concepts: copyright infringement, license infringement, patent infringement, trademark infringement II index assumption (seizure), breach, conflict, contempt (disobedience to the court), contravention, crime, delinquency (misconduct), disregard (omission), encroachment, illegality, imposition (excessive burden), incursion, infraction, injustice, intrusion, invasion, irregularity, malfeasance, misdeed, misfeasance, nuisance, offense, plagiarism, transgression, violation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


infringement
1) Violation or breach of a legal right, contract, or statute.
2) Unauthorized use of a patent, copyright, or trademark. (See also: infringement (of copyright), infringement (of utility patent), infringement (of trademark))
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
The unauthorized violation of a copyright owners exclusive rights in a work. Common examples include the illicit distribution of software or music, the adaptation of anothers work in one medium (such as a book or play) for use in another medium (such as a movie or CD-ROM), or the unauthorized public performance of a recording or film.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law
Unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark (or a substantially similar mark) on competing or related goods and services. The success of a lawsuit to stop the infringement turns on whether the defendant's use causes a likelihood of confusion in the average consumer. If a court determines that confusion is likely, the owner of the original mark can prevent the second user's use of the infringing mark and sometimes collect damages.Compare: dilution
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law
The unauthorized manufacture, sale, or use of (a) a literal copy of a patented invention, or (b) an invention that performs substantially the same function in substantially the same manner as a patented invention. (See also: doctrine of equivalents)
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

infringement
Infringement occurs when another business or individual uses any element of your brand without your permission.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


infringement
n. Violation of a copyright, patent, or trademark.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


infringement
The encroachment, breach, or violation of a right, law, regulation, or contract.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


infringement
The encroachment, breach, or violation of a right, law, regulation, or contract.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

infringement
n.
   1) a trespassing or illegal entering.
   2) in the law of patents (protected inventions) and copyrights (protected writings or graphics), the improper use of a patent, writing, graphic or trademark without permission, without notice, and especially without contracting for payment of a royalty. Even though the infringement may be accidental (an inventor thinks he is the first to develop the widget although someone else has a patent), the party infringing is responsible to pay the original patent or copyright owner substantial damages, which can be the normal royalty or as much as the infringers' accumulated gross profits.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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