intellectual property

Definition of "intellectual property"
  1. Intangible assets created by the human mind, like books, inventions, business secrets, and trademarks, that are typically protected by patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws
How to use "intellectual property" in a sentence
  1. The author's latest novel is precious intellectual property that is rigorously protected by copyright laws.
  2. The company's branding is a key piece of its intellectual property.
  3. Her ground-breaking invention is her own intellectual property, protected by patent laws.

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