The IT Law Wiki
Line 8: Line 8:
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  +
  +
<div style="column-count:2;-moz-column-count:2;">
   
 
* [[Exclusive rights]]
 
* [[Exclusive rights]]
  +
* [[Proprietary content]]
  +
* [[Proprietary information]]
  +
* [[Proprietary protocol]]
  +
* [[Proprietary software model]]
  +
* [[Proprietary standard]]
  +
* [[Proprietary viewer]]
   
   

Revision as of 07:07, 10 January 2012

Definition

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

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.

See also