The IATE term of the week is “infringement of intellectual property rights”

August 12, 2013 2:27 pm

This week we have selected the term “infringement of intellectual property rights” with the reference to the the dismissal of Acta, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, by the European parliament (The Guardian).

Every week TermCoord selects a new term from the European Terminology Databank “IATE”, which is related to relevant political and international issues occurring during the week.

Definition: A violation of the legal property rights over creations of the mind, both artistic and commercial, and the corresponding fields of law.

Intellectual property rights: Under intellectual property law, owners  are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; ideas, discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.

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