intellectual property


General English


  • noun ideas, designs, and inventions, including copyrights, patents, and trademarks, that were created by and legally belong to an individual or an organisation

Information & Library Science

  • noun original writing, ideas, inventions, works of art or music which are the property of the creator, and protected by copyright law


  • noun something such as a copyright, patent or design which someone has created or produced that no-one else can legally copy, use or sell

Media Studies

  • noun ideas, designs and creative material that are deemed to ‘belong’ to a person and should be protected from theft or use by others


  • acronymIP
    (written as Intellectual property)