1. The sale of a license authorizing another to use something (such as computer software) protected by copyright, patent, or trademark. [Cases: Copyrights and Intellectual Property 48; Patents 206; Trade Regulation 108. C.J.S. Copyrights and Intellectual Property ¡ì¡ì 27, 29, 33¨C34, 93; Patents ¡ì 342; Trade-Marks, Trade-Names, and Unfair Competition¡ì¡ì 209¨C212.]

2. A governmental body’s process of issuing a license. ¡ª Also termed (in sense 2) licensure. [Cases: Licenses

1. C.J.S. Architects ¡ì 8; Licenses ¡ì¡ì 2¨C4.]

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