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Generic Top Level Domain [GTLDs]

Refers to one of the categories of top-level domains (TLDs) maintained by the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for use in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is visible to Internet users as the suffix at the end of a domain name. For example, Law Wire™’s domain name is www.lawwireonline.com...

Geneva Phonograms Convention

Refers to the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms, concluded at Geneva, Switzerland, on October 29, 1971. 

Geographical indication

A geographical indication is an indication that identifies a wine or spirit as originating from a territory where a quality, reputation or other characteristics of the wine or spirit are essentially attributable to its geographical origin and that is listed on the List of Geographical Indications kept by the Registrar. 

Graham Factors

Refers to the prongs of the test for obviousness in determining patent novelty. The factors are: (a) the scope and content of the prior art; (b) the level of ordinary skill in the prior art; (c) the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art; and (d) objective evidence of non obviousness. See Graham et al....

Gross Square Feet of Space

It is a term used to describe the area of an establishment and means the entire interior space of that establishment, and any adjoining outdoor space used to serve patrons, whether on a seasonal basis or otherwise. The terms "including" and "such as" are illustrative and not limitative.

Gateway

The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols, for example Prodigy has a gateway that translates between its internal, proprietary e-mail format and Internet e-mail format. Another, sloppier meaning of gateway is to describe any mechanism for providing access to...

GIF: Graphic Interchange Format

It refers to a common format for image files, especially suitable for images containing large areas of the same colour. GIF format files of simple images are often smaller than the same file would be if stored in JPEG format, but GIF format does not store photographic images as well as JPEG.

Gopher

It refers to a widely successful method of making menus of material available over the Internet. Gopher is a Client and Server style programme, which requires that the user has a Gopher Client program. Although Gopher spread rapidly across the globe within a couple of years after it was launched, it has been largely...