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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Saskatchewan Justice

The Names of Homes Act gives a person the right to the exclusive use of a name to designate a home.

Home means a lot, farm, ranch, or other land upon which a dwelling house is situated, except land within a summer resort.

However, no other rights are given when a person registers the name of his or her home. For example, there is no right to carry on business under the name granted.

The name of the home cannot be the same as, or so similar to, the name of another home as to cause confusion. Every registered name passes with the land to a new owner or tenant, or to the executor or administrator of a deceased owner, unless the owner's will provides otherwise, or unless the person previously relinquished the right to use the name.

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