Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

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European Union, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Type EU Primary Law
Legal context EU
Topics Property


Article 17

Right to property

1. Everyone has the right to own, use, dispose of and bequeath his or her lawfully acquired possessions. No one may be deprived of his or her possessions, except in the public interest and in the cases and under the conditions provided for by law, subject to fair compensation being paid in good time for their loss. The use of property may be regulated by law in so far as is necessary for the general interest.

2. Intellectual property shall be protected.

See European Parliament resolution on the Internet of Things.

See The Lion, the Fox and the Workplace: Fundamental Rights and the Politics of Long-Term Contractual Relationships.