Aircraft Mechanic's Liens In

Written by Greg Reigel

Aircraft Mechanic Liens In Minnesota

By Gregory J. Reigel

© 2004 Reigel & Associates, Ltd./Aero Legal Services. All rights reserved.

If you provide storage, repair, maintenance or other services to aircraft, you haverepparttar ability to assert a lien on that aircraft and retain possession until you have been paid. This is commonly referred to as a mechanic’s lien.

What isn’t as commonly known is that, in Minnesota, you don’t necessarily lose your lien rights if you no longer have possession ofrepparttar 119258 aircraft. The situation arises when an owner pays you with a check and leaves withrepparttar 119259 aircraft. Later,repparttar 119260 bank dishonorsrepparttar 119261 check. Now what?

Under Minnesota Statute § 514.221, you can re-assert your mechanic’s lien against an aircraft by filing a verified statement and description ofrepparttar 119262 aircraft andrepparttar 119263 work done or material furnished. The Statement must be filed withrepparttar 119264 “appropriate office underrepparttar 119265 Uniform Commercial Code.” This would berepparttar 119266 FAA’s Aircraft Registry in Oklahoma City, OK.

The verified statement must include N-number, make and model ofrepparttar 119267 aircraft, amount owed forrepparttar 119268 services and date of last work. The statement must be signed in ink, with title if on behalf of a corporation or limited liability company and must be accompanied byrepparttar 119269 $5.00 filing fee.

Intellectual Property Law

Written by Joe Regan

Intellectual Property Law can be quite confusing at times. Copyrights, trademarks and patents all have a role in protecting your hard earned content and knowing their role is halfrepparttar battle.

Intellectual property in itself refers torepparttar 119257 creations ofrepparttar 119258 mind, including such things as: artistic works, literary works, inventions, names, images, symbols, and designs used in commerce. In other words,repparttar 119259 intellect that isrepparttar 119260 possession of an organization or an individual is considered intellectual property.

Intellectual property is divided into two categories, copyrights and industrial property.

Copyrights giverepparttar 119261 authors of an exclusive work, exclusive rights to that work for a limited amount of time. Copyrights cover such literary and artistic works as novels, poems, plays, films, songs and other musical works, artistic works (drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs) and architectural designs. Copyrights, which must be renewed periodically, allowrepparttar 119262 creators of a piece of work,repparttar 119263 opportunity to benefit from that piece of work.

Industrial property includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs and geographic indications of source.

Patents giverepparttar 119264 inventors of a new product, a certain (limited) amount of time in which he/she may prevent others from making, selling or usingrepparttar 119265 invention without authorization.

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