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Glossary of summaries
Intellectual Property is intangible property resulting from creations of the mind. It falls into 2 categories:
Intellectual Property rights (IPRs) allow owners - creators as inventors or artists, or any rightsholders - to decide how, when and where their creations are used and/or exploited.
The EU adopts legislation on Intellectual Property.