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A small glossary for Intellectual Property

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the words you’ll come across when it comes to Intellectual Property. Some of these words are only ever used in legal documents and solicitor’s offices (some, quite frankly, sound a bit medical).


The action of breaking the law or agreement.


When someone writes something that is untrue about you.


The action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be regarded as constituting legal advice in relation to particular circumstances. This article is merely a general comment on the relevant topic.

Published on 8th March 2013
(Last updated 7th May 2021)