notorious possession


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notorious possession

n. occupation of real property or holding personal property in a way which anyone can observe is as if the person is the owner.

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Part I.B compares aspects of the trademark and adverse possession regimes that require actual, open, and notorious possession from the respective claimants and summarizes the traditional justifications for trademark ownership and adverse possession in light of the productive use requirement.
(a) The uninterrupted adverse notorious possession of real property under color and claim of title for seven years or more ...
Noonan told McCormick that the misplaced well was "a pure mistake" by Harrisburg officials at the time, but that the city had since established a right to the site because of its "open and notorious possession" of the land since 1996.