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I'm not sure if this question belongs to this forum, but since this topic has been bothering me for a long time I'll try to provide some answer anyways. In short: Why bother? Your question is probably as old as creative work, the creative process itself. As long as there is original art work, people will copy it – if they like it. This has happened before ...
I don't know of any standards or "official" names, but what you can do is to use a UI glossary. Try for example: http://ui-patterns.com/patterns http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb226821(v=vs.85).aspx Also consider this thread: http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3172/what-are-some-good-user-interface-words-phrases
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