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intellectual propertynoun [U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation IP) LAW
someone's ​idea, invention, etc. that can be ​protected by ​law from being ​copied by someone else: Theft of ​intellectualproperty is widespread, with ​factoriesillegallyproducing millions of ​cheapcopies of the latest ​design of ​phone. intellectualpropertyrights/​issues/​protection
(Definition of intellectual property from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intellectual property”
in Chinese (Simplified) 知识产权…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智慧財產權…
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