Definition of intellectual property in English:

intellectual property

Syllabification: in·tel·lec·tu·al prop·er·ty


  • A work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc..
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    • The legal system protects intellectual property through patents and copyright.
    • Patents, copyright and intellectual property should be registered, he says.
    • Is it time to review the laws on ownership of intellectual property and copyright?

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