Business / Real Estate / Air Rights: Rights to the use of the open space or vertical plane above a property. Ownership of land includes the right to all air above the property. Until the advent of the airplane, this right was unlimited, but now the courts permit reasonable interference with ones air rights, such as is necessary for aircraft, so long as the owners right to use and occupy the land is not lessened. Thus, low-flying aircraft might be unreasonably trespassing, and their owners would be liable for any damages. Governments and airport authorities often purchase air rights adjacent to an airport, called an avigation easement, to provide glide patterns for air traffic.
Air Noun Synonyms: atmosphere, ambience, aura, climate, feeling, sense, mood, quality
Business / Real Estate / Surface Rights: Ownership rights in a parcel of real estate that are limited to the surface of the property and do not include the air above it (air rights) or the minerals below the surface (subsurface rights). MORE
Science / Genetics / Intellectual Property Rights: Patents, copyrights, and trademarks. MORE