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- Of or relating to property or ownership, as proprietary rights.
- Of or relating to the quality of being an owner, as the proprietary class.
- Created or manufactured exclusively by the owner of intellectual property rights, as with a patent or trade secret.
- The continuous profitability of the company is based on its many proprietary products.
1996, Michael Craig Budden, Protecting Trade Secrets under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Practical Advice for Executives, Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, ISBN 978-1-56720-016-4, page 20:
- It was reported that the recipes for the secret sauce and grinder sandwiches were proprietary, known only to the current president of the corporation and the former owner of the restaurant.
- Nonstandard and used only by one particular organization, as a proprietary extension to a standard.
- Privately owned, as a proprietary lake.
- (of a person) Possessive, jealous, or territorial.
relating to property or ownership
of or relating to the quality of being an owner
manufactured exclusively by the IPR owner
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proprietary (plural proprietaries)