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Termination of the exclusive rights [in this case patent is concerned] next to cancellation and revocation of the decision of his award, is one of the reasons for termination of exclusive rights in polish ip law.

Under art. 90  (Act of 30 June 2000 on Industrial Property Law), the patent expires due to:
  1. the period for which it was granted,
  2. waiver by the holder of the patent before the Patent Office
  3. failures of payment periodic fees or
  4. permanent loss of use of the invention, due to lack of resources necessary for this biological material that has become unavailable and can not be reproduced on the basis of the description.

According to the polish provisions of the Act of 16 April 1993 on combating unfair competition   (Dz.U. 2003 Nr 153 poz. 1503):

“An act of unfair competition action is contrary to law or morality, if it threatens or infringes the interest of another entrepreneur or customer.
Acts of unfair competition are, in particular: misleading designation of an enterprise, false or deceptive indication of the geographical origin of goods or services, misleading description of the goods or services in violation of company secrets, incitement to termination or breach of contract, imitation of products, taunt or unfair touting, blocking access to the market, bribery of a public clerk, as well as unfair or prohibited advertising,”