Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

Questions

1) The Groups are invited to indicate if their system of national law provides rules conferring an effect of the tolerance shown by the holder of an intellectual property right with regard to a third party who infringes his/her right.

Does this effect of tolerance apply to all intellectual property rights (patents, designs, trade marks and other distinctive signs) or only to some?

The Groups are also invited to provide the justifications put forward in their country for the introduction of this rule on the acquisition of rights as an effect of tolerance and to define its scope.

Finally, the last question is to identify if the rules relating to the acquisition of rights through the effect of tolerance should be the same for different kinds of intellectual property rights.

Do national laws make a distinction between intellectual property rights that have been registered and intellectual property rights which are simply conferred by use and not by registration?

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