Term Definition
Certification Mark A mark used by one or more persons, other than the owner, to certify the region, materials, mode of manufacture, quality, or other character-istic of specific goods or services.
Cloud Computing A subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends a computer’s software or storage capabilities.
Collective Mark A mark used by members of a cooperative, association, labor union, or other organization to certify the region, materials, mode of manufacture, quality, or other characteristic of specific goods or services.
Copyright The exclusive right of an author to publish, print, or sell an intellectual production for a statutory period of time.
Cyber Mark A trademark in cyberspace.
Cybersquatting The act of registering a domain name that is the same as, or confusingly similar to, the trademark of another and then offering to sell that domain name back to the trademark owner.
Distributed Network A network that can be used by persons located (distributed) around the country or the globe to share computer files.
Domain Name An Internet address consisting of a series of letters and symbols used to identify site operators on the Web.
Intellectual Property Property resulting from intellectual, creative processes.
License In the context of intellectual property law, an agreement permitting the use of a trademark, copyright, patent, or trade secret for certain limited purposes.
Patent A government grant that gives an inventor the exclusive right or privilege to make, use, or sell his or her invention for a limited time period.
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networking The sharing of resources (such as files, hard drives, and processing styles) among multiple computers without the need for a central network server.
Service Mark A mark used in the sale or advertising of services to distinguish the services of one person from those of others.
Trade Dress The image and overall appearance of a product.
Trade Name A name used in commercial activity to designate a particular business.
Trade Secret Information or a process that gives a business an advantage over competitors that do not know the information or process.
Trademark A word, symbol, sound, or design that has become sufficiently associated with a good or has been registered with a government agency.