infringement

infringe in‧fringe [ɪnˈfrɪndʒ] also infringe on verb [transitive]
to do something that is against a law or someone's legal rights:

• There was no evidence that Apple's work was infringing Xerox copyrights.

• We'll be watching closely to see whether they infringe on our patents.

— infringement noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The company doesn't believe its promotional material is a trademark infringement.

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infringement UK US /ɪnˈfrɪndʒmənt/ noun [C or U] LAW
an action that is against a law, an agreement, etc.: infringement of sth »

The report argues that the penalty for online infringement of copyright should be increased.

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an infringement claim/lawsuit

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copyright/patent/trademark infringement


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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