Intellectual Property

Summary of Intellectual Property Intellectual Property is, according withWilliam J. Miller, a general term covering industrial property such as patents, trademarks, and trade names, as well as literary and artistic property, including copyrights. Consideration of the meaning of the word […]

Sale

The Legal History of SaleThis section provides an overview of Sale ResourcesSee AlsoLegal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws History of Law Further Reading Sale in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press) The Oxford Encyclopedia of American […]

Expropriation

Expropriation Definition Expropriation is the forced assumption of ownership of private property by a government, often without fair compensation. Nationalization is expropriation by a national government. Meanings For information on: * history of expropriation, see Nationalization * […]

Private Property

Property Property and Political Philosophies

Introduction to Private Property

The concept of private property has been challenged by political philosophies such as communism and socialism. According to Communist doctrine, for example, ownership of real property and most personal prop…

Agribusiness Property

Agribusiness Property Three kinds of property are important in the agribusiness sector: real property (land or buildings); movable property (personal property such as equipment, inventory, or motor vehicles); and intangible property (a future harvest or intellectual property rights such as those embodied in a new seed variety). Real property Land is the real property asset … Read more

Zoning

Zoning: Main Elements The coverage of Zoning includes the following element(s): Regulatory Taking For detailed information on this issue, please read the corresponding entry. References See Also Property (in international or comparative law) Most Popular Entries related to Zoning Zoning (in […]

Remedies

The Legal History of Remedies This section provides an overview of Remedies Remedies: Main Elements The coverage of Remedies includes the following element(s): Condominiums and Cooperatives For detailed information on this issue, please read the corresponding entry. References See Also […]

Airspace

Definition of Airspace In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Airspace : In English law and international law, the ownership of land includes ownership of the airspace above it, by application of the maxim cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum (whose is […]

Property

Introduction to Property Property, any object or right that can be owned. Ownership involves, first and foremost, possession; in simple societies to possess something is to own it. Beyond possession, ownership in modern societies implies the right to use, prevent others from using, and dispose […]

Fair Housing

Fair Housing: Main Elements The coverage of Fair Housing includes the following element(s): Landlord and Tenant For detailed information on this issue, please read the corresponding entry. References See Also Property (in international or comparative law) Resources See Also Property

Patents

Introduction This part of the Encyclopedia of Law provides an overview of the basic attributes of patents, along with the patentability requirements, practice in the USPTO, primarily the steps involved in obtaining a patent, some post-issuance considerations such as the patent term, and the […]

Regulatory Taking

Regulatory Taking: Main Elements The coverage of Regulatory Taking includes the following element(s): Zoning For detailed information on this issue, please read the corresponding entry. References See Also Property (in international or comparative law) References See Also Property Zoning […]

Condominiums and Cooperatives

Condominiums and Cooperatives: Main Elements The coverage of Condominiums and Cooperatives includes the following element(s): Remedies For detailed information on this issue, please read the corresponding entry. References See Also Property (in international or comparative law)

Alteration

Description of Alteration In this reference work, alteration is a sort of the Property category. Resources See Also Alter Fraudulent alteration Material alteration Mutilation Spoliation Resources See Also Property

Church Property

In relation to religious matters, find out about Church Property and the following issues in this world legal Encyclopedia: Unincorporated, Trustee Charter, By-Laws Suits, Corporation, Members Deed, Court, Title Subscription, Lots Misnomer, Identity Adverse Possession, Color of Title

Social Utility of Property

Social Utility of Property Social Utility of Property in 1889 The following information about Property is from the Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States by the Best American and European Writers: “What is just always useful: Property has such a character of social utility that society could … Read more

Property History

Introduction to Property History

The concept of property originated in ancient times. Societies apparently held most property rights-such as the right to hunt or fish in a given area-in common. Although some private ownership of personal property, such as weapons and cooking utensils, existe…

Fiduciary

Fiduciary Fiduciary, person standing in a special relationship of trust, confidence, or responsibility to another. For information on Fiduciary: * persons who control property for the benefit of others, see Trust; Executor * persons authorized to represent others, see Attorney; Principal and Agent * persons entrusted with the care of others because of age, inability … Read more

Escrow

Escrow Escrow Definition Escrow, in law, may be defined as conditional delivery of money or property, or documents evidencing or transferring rights therein, to a third person to be kept by that person until certain conditions are satisfied and then to be delivered over to the obligee or grantee. The property or documents thus conditionally … Read more

Abandon, Historical 3

Abandon and Abandonment, Historic 3 Personal Property – Sunken Vessels See also Lost Property. Property sunk in a steamboat and unclaimed for twenty years was held to be abandoned. Creevy v. Breedlove, 12 La. Ann. 745. See Eads v. Brazelton, 22 Ark. 499; Wyman v. Hurlburt, 12 Ohio 82,40 Am. Dec. 461. Abandonment of property … Read more

List of international arbitration topics

List of international arbitration topics Investment Treaty Cases: ICSID Additional Facility arbitration rules Investment Treaty Cases: SCC arbitration rules Investment Treaty Cases: ICSID arbitration rules F-Q Investment Treaty Cases: U.S.as respondent State List of tariffs and trade legislation List of Investment treaty law and arbitration symposia List of Investment treaty law and arbitration reports List … Read more