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.
Words nearby intellectual property
Origin of intellectual property
An Americanism dating back to 1840–45
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British Dictionary definitions for intellectual property
an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent
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