The Acquisition of Property Interests

Peter Birks

in The Law of Property

Third edition

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780198299936
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191685811 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Law Series

The Acquisition of Property Interests

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There are a number of different interests which can exist or be created in property. Most things (or at least their components) already exist and their acquisition involves some form of transfer from one person to another; the obvious exception is intellectual property such as copyright, in which the acquisition of the right occurs on creation of the work. There are a few other situations where property interests arise anew, and they are described in this chapter. Original interests include first titles, later titles, and accession and alteration. Property rights end when their object or its proceeds cease to exist as such. This chapter also discusses derivative interests and property transfer.

Keywords: property; property interests; acquisition; property transfer; derivative interests; original interests; property rights; first titles; later titles; intellectual property

Chapter.  5953 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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