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, trademarks, and industrial designs. Therefore, an intellectual property infringement may for instance be one of the following:

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

Designing around a patent may in some cases constitute a way to avoid infringing it.

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