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Items starting with I

Intangible (Adj, N)

Something that you cannot touch. 

Intangible Cultural Heritage: the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their Cultural Heritage’ (UNESCO, 2003).

Examples of intangible heritage are oral traditions, performing arts, local knowledge, and traditional skills.

Also used as a noun: intangibles, artefacts and objects that you cannot touch.

Source: https://ich.unesco.org

Inventory (N, V)

A complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building.

Used as a verb: to make an inventory.

IPR, Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights are legal rights that provide creators protection for original works, inventions, or the appearance of products, artistic works, scientific developments, and so on. There are four types of intellectual property rights (IP): patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

But the number of rights may be different, for different countries. For example, the Netherlands has 9 different kinds of rights (https://www.government.nl/topics/intellectual-property/protection-of-intellectual-property)

The main 4:

  • Copyright
    Copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.

  • Patents
    A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.

  • Trademarks
    A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights.
  • Trade secrets
    Trade secrets are intellectual property (IP) rights on confidential information which may be sold or licensed.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization