Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 15 (1972): Persons
Completed 31 Oct. 1968, with additions up to 31 Dec. 1970.
Alfred E. von Overbeck
A. In General
44. The place of the name as a legal institution varies somewhat according to the domestic laws concerned. common law countries start from the principle that a name is acquired by reputation and can be freely chosen and changed by virtue of an official registration or a decision of an authority. However,…