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III. The Name
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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,…

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Alfred E. von Overbeck, “III. The Name”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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