Article 494. Entitlement for protection of mere possession
(1) Where another person unlawfully interferes with the possession of property or such interference or an unlawful dispossession is imminent, the possessor is, within a preclusion period of one year, entitled to protection under paragraph (2) of this Article, irrespective of who has the right or better position to possess, use or otherwise deal with the property. The period of one year starts to run from the time when the interference began or, in cases of repeated interferences, from the time when the last interference began.
(2) A court may order the protection of the possessor, under the circumstances of the case, by prohibiting an imminent interference, stopping a current interference, and removal of the consequences of past interferences.
(3) The claim may also be directed against an indirect owner-possessor who unlawfully interferes with the possession of a limited-right-possessor in violation of the specific legal relationship between them. This rule applies equally to an indirect limited-right-possessor who unlawfully interferes with the possession of a subsidiary limited-right-possessor in violation of the specific legal relationship between them.