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== 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.
 
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]], [[patent]]s or [[trademark]]s.
 
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]], [[patent]]s or [[trademark]]s.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
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* [[Exclusive rights]]
 
* [[Exclusive rights]]
* [[Proprietary content]]
 
* [[Proprietary information]]
 
* [[Proprietary protocol]]
 
* [[Proprietary software model]]
 
* [[Proprietary standard]]
 
* [[Proprietary viewer]]
 
   
 
[[Category:Intellectual property]]
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{{Wikipedia|Proprietary}}
 
{{Wikipedia|Proprietary}}
[[Category:Intellectual property]]
 
[[Category:Definition]]
 

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