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Definition of the noun infringement

What does infringement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: infringements

  1. an act that disregards an agreement or a right
  2. a crime less serious than a felony

Alternative definition of the noun infringement


  1. a violation or breach, as of a law

Specialised definition of the noun infringement

Glossary of sports

a failure to obey a regulation or rule (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with infringement

  1. infringement of copyright
  2. patent infringement
  3. copyright infringement
  4. Contributory Copyright Infringement

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for infringement

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Google previewFederal Taxation of Intellectual Property Transfers

Patent Infringement Patent infringement is a tort.

An example of contributory infringement is the repairing of a patented device by replacing non- staple components.

Contributory infringement refers to selling a material component part to a patented device knowing the part is especially made or adapted for use in an ...

Google previewLegally Branded

So, another important principle about IP infringement is the surrounding circumstances – who is ...

Google previewAmerican Machinist (1909)

Infringement is the unauthorized making, using, or selling of a machine or thing protected by the claim or claims of a patent.

The injunction, however, forbidding further infringement is a very powerful weapon in the hand of the owntr of a valid ...

Google previewYale Law Journal: Volume 122, Number 4 - January 2013 (2013)

by Yale Law Journal

the second part of the test asks whetherthe restriction amounts toan infringement. Inthis circumstance, an infringement means something similar to what it meansin theSeventh Amendment:a regulation that destroysthe rightinits fundamentals.

Google previewUniverse of the Mind (2001)

A Semiotic Theory of Culture by Yuri M. Lotman

Each such infringement is a deed, and the chain of deeds forms what we call plot. Plot is a syntagmatic concept and consequently involves the experiencing of time . So we have to do with two typological forms of events, which correspond to ...

Google previewThe Man Who Beats the S&P (2002)

Investing with Bill Miller by Janet Lowe

Prosecuting copyright and patent infringement is a little easier for people to swallow, but in a country that treasures free speech even this remains suspect. lust look at how often McDonald's has to protect its brand name by legal measures.

Google previewThe Intellectual Property Handbook (2005)

A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business, and IP Counsel by William A. Finkelstein, James R. Sims

The second element for proving infringement is that the accused work must be substantially similar to the copied work. This element is viewed under the " ordinary observer" test, and is not a matter for expert testimony (except perhaps in the ...

Google previewPostgraduate UK study and funding guide

There is the possibility of taking action against the creators of software that allows file sharing, but they will not be liable unless the claimant can show that infringement is the primary objective. You can pursue the website owners, but they can ...

Google previewFrequently asked questions about copyright a template for the promotion of awareness among CENDI agency staff

The exclusive action for such infringement is an action by the copyright owner against the United States in the Court of Federal Claims for the recovery of monetary damages. However, there is no contributory copyright infringement on the part ...

Google previewA Legal Dictionary for Museum Professionals (2016)

by Heather Hope Kuruvilla

This substantial similarity, coupled with access to the copyrighted work and unlawful appropriation, establishes infringement. Legal Remedies for Copyright Infringement Remedies for copyright infringement include temporary and final ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Contributory infringement is similar to the liability assessed to a person who assists another in committing a tort in the civil law. One does not have to be the direct actor in a wrongful act to be legally responsible and accountable in a court of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (2012)

by Margaret E. Beare

Copyright infringement can be defined as the exercising of any of the exclusive rights of a copyright holder without the express authorization of said holder, or as excused by an exemption or other defense, such as fair use. Substantial similarity ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (G - O) (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Infringement. Intellectual property conventions, which predated WIPO's creation in 1967, historically operated independently without institutional oversight (Mort, 1997). WIPO, which was designed as a specialized agency to administer major ...

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Quotes about infringement

He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination -- and taxes. (H.E. Martz)
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Scrabble value of I1N1F4R1I1N1G2E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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