intellectual property
intellectual property see property

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

intellectual property
Intellectual Property is the term given to various forms of protection against infringement by unlawful copying, reproduction or other forms of "theft" of intangible aspects of a product, service or business. Creativity may be protected by patents, appearance by designs and copyright, and reputation by trade or service marks.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


intellectual property
a convenient term to describe various parts of the law that have the effect of protecting the products of the imagination and intellect. It covers, generally, copyright, patents, designs, registered designs, trademarks, know-how and passing off.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


intellectual property
Property such as books, inventions, business secrets, and trademarks, that — unlike real or personal property — is created by the human mind. Intellectual property is typically protected by patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws (jointly called intellectual property laws).
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trade Secrets
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

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

intellectual property
intellectual property (IP)
Intangible property rights which are a result of intellectual effort. Intellectual property rights include patents, trade marks, designs and copyright.
+ intellectual property (IP)
USA
Intangible products of human intellect that are subject to ownership (title) and other legal rights. The categories of IP that are protected under US law are: certain inventions, plants and product designs (protected by utility, plant and design patents); trade secrets; certain works of authorship (protected by copyrights); mask works and trademarks.
For further information, see Practice Note, Intellectual Property: Overview (www.practicallaw.com/8-383-4565).

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


intellectual property
Intangible rights protecting the products of human intelligence and creation, such as copyrightable works, patented inventions, trademarks, and trade secrets. Although largely governed by federal law, state law also governs some aspects of intellectual property.

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


intellectual property
Intangible rights protecting the products of human intelligence and creation, such as copyrightable works, patented inventions, trademarks, and trade secrets. Although largely governed by federal law, state law also governs some aspects of intellectual property.

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

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