Concerning a product for which a patent has been obtained
controlled, monopolized, patented, licensed, limited, copyrighted, protected, exclusive.
Antonyms free*, unpatented, uncontrolled.
evident, open, clear; see obvious 1.
patent right, letters patent, protection, concession, control, limitation, license, copyright, privilege, grant, charter, franchise; see also monopoly.
license, secure, control, limit, monopolize, safeguard, exclude, copyright, register, trademark.
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