Definition[edit | edit source]

The term proprietary indicates that a party, or proprietor, exercises private ownership, control or use over an item of property, usually to the exclusion of other parties.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A party may have interests which are similar to proprietary interests in relation to certain types of information (e.g., for a literary work, or for computer software), which is the subject of certain laws, including copyright, patents or trademarks.

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