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In the legal field, the term “persona” can have different meanings depending on the context.

Legal Persona: This refers to the recognition of a legal entity, like a corporation, as having legal rights and obligations similar to those of a natural person. For example, a corporation can enter into contracts, sue, and be sued in its own name because it has legal persona.

Persona Non Grata: This is a Latin term that means “person not welcome.” In diplomacy, it refers to a foreign person who is not welcome in a particular country and may be declared so by the host country.

Persona in Court Proceedings: In court proceedings, persona might refer to the public image or character of an individual, particularly when discussing matters such as defamation or invasion of privacy. It could also refer to the representation of oneself in court, either by appearing pro se (representing oneself) or by having a legal representative.

Persona in Intellectual Property Law: In the context of intellectual property law, persona might refer to a public figure’s image, likeness, or persona that can be protected through rights such as the right of publicity or trademark law.

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