15.10.07

Intellectual property

Intellectual property? Hah.

What is "Intellectual property"? Besides the buzzword, that is... It's common to see people refering to something called intellectual property, but how many of them know what is that all about, what is intellectual property?

It's not easy, really, since intellectual property is nothing at all, in fact. Intellectual property is a legal term to describe different things, but since they are really different things, it's impossible to describe intellectual property as a whole.

So, FYI:

Intellectual property is a legal term to describe both copyright, patents, trademarks, industrial design rights and trade secrets.

So, please: next time you feel an urge to say or write "intellectual property", think twice. You're almost surely not talking about "it", but about on of these five individual things.