Moving along in our 2009 ZAM Awards this week, it's time to introduce our picks for the "Most-Anticipated Established IP (Intellectual Property) of 2009." In the broadest sense, intellectual property "refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce," as interpreted by the United Nations.
When extended to the entertainment industry, intellectual property exemplifies all media; the movies and TV shows we watch, the music we listen to and the video games we play. For our purposes, a "known IP" refers an existing property—perhaps a movie, novel or comic book—that is "licensed out" to create an MMO in likeness or spirit. To see the list of winners, you can go directly to the "Most-Anticipated Established IP" entry, and check out the 2009 ZAM Awards main page for all the categories as they're revealed throughout the end of the year.