European Union's Charter of 54 Fundamental Rights
Right to property
- 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.
- Intellectual property shall be protected.