abandoned property
abandoned property see property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

abandoned property
To relinquish ownership and rights in real estate or other property — for example, a tenant who (by all outside appearances) has lntentionally and permanently left an apartment with personal possessions. Abandoned property includes intellectual property rights — for example, if an inventor has not applied for a patent, others are legally permitted to use the invention.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


abandoned property

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

abandoned property
n.
   property left behind (often by a tenant) intentionally and permanently when it appears that the former owner (or tenant) does not intend to come back, pick it up, or use it. Examples may include possessions left in a house after the tenant has moved out or autos left beside a road for a long period of time, or patent rights of an inventor who does not apply for a patent and lets others use his invention without protest. One may have abandoned the property of contract rights by not doing what is required by the contract. However, an easement and other land rights are not abandoned property just because of non-use.
   See also: abandon, abandonment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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