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DOI: 10.47026/2499-9636-2021-4-36-45

Aleksandrova N.V.

The Category of "Intangible Benefits" and Scientific Approaches to its Legal Substance

Keywords: intangible benefits, moral harm, personal non-property rights, regulatory legal act, harm caused to life and health, the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

The article examines the existing scientific approaches to the category of "intangible benefits", at the same time it compares the content of this concept with the term "personal non-property rights". The relevance of the theme is beyond doubt, since intangible benefits are protected from encroachments specifically by recovery of compensation for moral injury. This institution provides for the possibility of compensation for non-material damage, in practice, the most widely used method is the one that involves action demand with a statement of claim. Consequently, there is an obvious need to study the issues of legal protection and protection of intangible benefits from the point of view of the analysis of judicial and law enforcement practice. The purpose of the study is to analyze the definition of "intangible benefits" formalized in civil legislation and to identify the non-mandatory beginnings of its practical application in civil circulation. The methodological basis was the comparative law, formal legal, logical, dialectical and other methods of scientific research. Attention is drawn to certain elements of intangible benefits – personal inviolability, personal privacy and inviolability of the home, personal data, business reputation, etc. Much attention is paid to disclosing the scientific and legal concept of intangible goods, as a result of which the author comes to the conclusion that it is impossible to unambiguously understand the substance of intangible goods, in connection with which various approaches are proposed to understanding and disclosing the content of the desired category of "intangible goods" in the Russian civil law. Improving the regulatory framework which regulates the protection of non-property rights of legal entities should be considered one of the goals in the development of modern civil legislation.


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About authors

Aleksandrova Nadezhda V.
Candidate of Law Sciences, Associate Professor of Civil and Legal Disciplines Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:

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Aleksandrova N.V. The Category of “Intangible Benefits” and Scientific Approaches to its Legal Substance [Electronic resource] // Oeconomia et Jus. – 2021. – №4. P. 36-45. – URL: DOI: 10.47026/2499-9636-2021-4-36-45.