This is a limited preview — please sign in or subscribe to learn everything we know about the term “merger doctrine”.

merger doctrine


Definitions of merger doctrine

  • (COPYRIGHT LAW) a principle which provides that when an idea can be expressed in only one or a limited number of ways, copyright law will not cover the expression because is considered to have merged with the idea

    "Java API's declarations are a very good example of the merger doctrine."

Phrase Bank for merger doctrine