An intellectual property owner can sue for infringement when someone uses their intellectual property without their permission. It is advisable for intellectual property owners and users to contact an intellectual property professional to discuss their rights and responsibilities, and the range of remedies available for successful intellectual property infringement action. Remedies include injunctions, damages and account of profits. An interim injunction may be available, which allows the intellectual property owner to prevent continued infringement while a legal action is pending. For the most part, it is up to intellectual property owners to monitor and police their own rights. However, there are some criminal offences as well, particularly for infringement of copyright on a commercial scale. 

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