Innocent Infringement Law & Legal Definition


Innocent Infringement is the infringement caused without knowledge or awareness of such act. Innocent infringement is usually caused to an intellectual property. Innocent infringement in certain cases exempts liability. They are:

1. in case where the infringer were mislead by the lack of copyright notice; and

2. in case where the infringing act occurred before the infringer received actual notice of the copyright.

In case of any innocent infringement of intellectual property right, the innocent infringer is immunized from paying monetary damages. But the infringer is not exempted from injunctive relief.