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intellectual property infringement

Legal Definition of intellectual property infringement

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Definition of intellectual property infringement

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An intellectual property infringement is the infringement or violation of an intellectual property right. There are several types of intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Therefore, an intellectual property infringement may for instance be a

Techniques to detect (or deter) intellectual property infringement include:

  • Fictitious entry, such as:
    • Fictitious dictionary entry. An example is Esquivalience included in the New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD)
    • Trap street, a fictitious street included on a map for the purpose of "trapping" potential copyright violators of the map
  • Watermarking

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