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Property law
Part of the common law series

Acquisition

Gift · Adverse possession · Deed

mislaid. and abandoned property Treasure trove · Bailment · License Alienation Estates in land Allodial title · Fee simple · Fee tail Life estate · Defeasible estate Future interest · Concurrent estate Leasehold estate · Condominiums Real estate Conveyancing Bona fide purchaser Torrens title · Strata title Estoppel by deed · Quitclaim deed Mortgage · Equitable conversion Action to quiet title · Escheat Future use control Restraint on alienation Rule against perpetuities Rule in Shelley's Case Doctrine of worthier title Nonpossessory interest Easement · Profit Covenant Equitable servitude Related topics Fixtures · Waste · Partition .Conquest · Discovery · Accession Lost.

to allow an activity that would otherwise be forbidden." In particular a license may be issued by authorities. Contents [hide] • 1 Intellectual property ○ 1. and to give them the opportunity to set conditions and limitations. Australian English) refers to that permission as well as to the document recording that permission.2 Trademark and brand licensing ○ 1. Canadian English. It may require paying a fee and/or proving a capability. The noun license (American English) or licence (British English. The requirement may also serve to keep the authorities informed on a type of activity. trusts and estates Criminal law · Evidence v·d·e The verb license or grant licence means to give permission. A license may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties.1 Mass licensing of software ○ 1.Riparian water rights Prior-appropriation water rights Lateral and subjacent support Assignment · Nemo dat Property and conflict of laws · Blackacre Other common law areas Contract law · Tort law Wills. A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee).3 Artwork and character licensing • 2 Academia .

a license is associated with a unique code. Typically. Under a typical end-user license agreement. This protects the licensor should the value of the license increase. With such a license. and other limitations deemed vital to the licensor. or market conditions change. [edit]Trademark and brand licensing A licensor may grant permission to a licensee to distribute products under a trademark. Territory: a license may stipulate what territory the rights pertain to.• • • 3 See also 4 References 5 External links ○ 5. For example. renewal provisions. that when approved grants the end user access to the software in question.[1] A license under intellectual property commonly has several component parts beyond the grant itself. the licensee may use the trademark without fear of a claim of trademark infringement by the licensor. a license with a territory limited to "North America" (United States/Canada) would not permit a licensee any protection from actions for use in Japan. [edit]Artwork and character licensing . territory. including a term. The enforceability of end-user license agreements is sometimes questioned. [edit]Mass licensing of software Main article: Software license agreement Mass distributed software is used by individuals on personal computers under license from the developer of that software. the user may install the software on a limited number of computers. It also preserves enforceability by ensuring that no license extends beyond the term of the agreement. sparing the licensee from a claim of infringement brought by the licensor.1 Wikibooks [edit]Intellectual property A licensor may grant a license under intellectual property laws to authorize a use (such as copying software or using a (patented) invention) to a licensee. Term: many licenses are valid for a particular length of time. Such license is typically included in a more extensive end-user license agreement (EULA) entered into upon the installation of that software on a computer.

[edit]Academia National examples of the License are listed at Licentiate A licence is an academic degree. The name survived despite the fact that nowadays a doctorate is typically needed in order to teach at a university. such as France.. In some other major countries. according to its title. and in some other European university systems. Finland. Management. However. a licence is a 4-year degree then there is aDEA degree which is equivalent to the Master's degree. In Sweden. In Portugal. a licensee need not fear a claim of copyright infringement brought by the copyright owner. Thomas Kinkade's painting "Dawn in Los Gatos") and characters (e. The Licentiate is a popular choice in those countries where a full doctoral degree would take five or more years to achieve. before the Bologna process.g. a licence or 'Licentiate' is a postgraduate degree between the master's degree and the doctorate. A person who holds a license is called a licentiate. It is a euphemism that denotes approaches in art works where dramatic effect is achieved at the expense of factual accuracy. With such license. not related to the aforementioned license. since the adoption of the Bologna Process engineering degrees in Portugal were changed from a 5 year licence to a 3 year licence followed by 2 years for the MSc: Not having the MSc doesn't confer accreditation by the Ordem dos Engenheiros) [edit]See also Intellectual property-related:   Brand licensing Compulsory license . in order to teach at a university. In Switzerland. one needed this degree which. etc. a licence is achieved before the master's degree (it takes 3 years of studies to become licentiate and 2 additional years to become Master) in France.A licensor may grant a permission to a licensee to copy and distribute copyrighted works such as "art" (e. and 6 years for Medicine). Artistic license is. Mickey Mouse).g. gave the bearer a licence to teach.. while in Belgium the licence takes 4 years while the master itself takes 2 more years. students would become licentiates after 5 years of studies (4 years in particular cases like Marketing. or Belgium or Poland. Originally. however..

Law Journal Press.    Cross-licensing Music licensing Software license Statutory license Other:                 Amateur radio license Banking license Broadcast license Dog license Driver's license Firearms licence Golf license Hunting license License to kill Liquor license Marriage license Medical license Pilot license Professional license Television license Vehicle license [edit]References 1. by Richard Raysman. ^ Intellectual Property Licensing: Forms and Analysis. Adler. the free links . 1999-2008. Pisacreta and Kenneth A. Edward A. ISBN 973-58852-086-9 [edit]External Look up licence in Wiktionary.

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