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intellectual property

Law. property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks.
an individual product of original creative thought:
Microsoft’s Halo franchise is one of the most profitable intellectual properties in the video game industry.
Origin of intellectual property
An Americanism dating back to 1840-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This intellectual property like other property, has its rights and duties.

    English Secularism George Jacob Holyoake
  • Is it being too aggressive in policing its intellectual property?

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • In the mythology generated by capitalism to pacify the masses, the myth of intellectual property stands out.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • intellectual property rights – despite their noble title – are less about the intellect and more about property.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Protection is comprehensive of all classes of intellectual property, and extends to all forms of use without special reservation.

    Copyright: Its History and Its Law Richard Rogers Bowker
British Dictionary definitions for intellectual property

intellectual property

an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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