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En el párrafo 2 del artículo 63 del Acuerdo sobre los ADPIC, se exige a los Miembros que notifiquen al Consejo de los ADPIC las leyes y los reglamentos hechos efectivos por el Miembro en cuestión y referentes a la materia del Acuerdo, con el fin de ayudar al Consejo en su examen de la aplicación del Acuerdo.

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IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Estados Unidos de América 2. Please provide statistical information related to criminal enforcement in the area of copyright piracy and trademark infringement for each of the years 1996 and 1997, including the number of raids, prosecutions, convictions and the amount of fines and/or jail terms (including whether the fines were paid and whether the jail term was actually served or was suspended) and any other information establishing that your criminal system operates effectively to deter copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.
Please see the answer to follow-up question 1 from the United States above.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 1. Please explain whether "proceedings leading to a decision on the merits of the case" stipulated in Article 55 of the TRIPS Agreement, are judicial or administrative.
The proceedings leading to a decision on the merits of the case, as stipulated in Article 55 of the TRIPS Agreement, are of judicial nature.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 2. Are there any ways other than the application stipulated in Articles 51 and 52 of the TRIPS Agreement (hereafter referred to as "the Application") which enable a right holder to request the competent authorities to suspend the release of the goods which infringe intellectual property rights or which are suspected to infringe intellectual property rights?
No.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 3. Please explain what term your country regards as "a reasonable period within which the competent authorities shall inform the applicant whether or not they have accepted the Application" stipulated in Article 52 of the TRIPS Agreement.
There is no explicit specification of the term; however, the Copyright and Related Rights Act has the provision that customs authorities must promptly inform all parties involved about the application. The same applies in the case that suspension of the release into free circulation is sought under the judicial procedure at the court.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 4. Please explain the term during which the Application is effective.
The terms stipulated in the TRIPS Agreement are directly applicable.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 5. Please explain whether a right holder is obliged to pay any fees to lodge the Application.
If the procedure is initiated at the court, a fee which currently is not more than SIT 15 300 (approximately US$120) has to be paid. No fee is required in cases involving copyright piracy, if the procedure is initiated directly with the customs authorities in accordance with Article 173 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 6. Please indicate provisions of laws and ordinances which prescribe the "proceedings leading to a decision on the merits of the case" stipulated in Article 55 of the TRIPS Agreement. And please summarize their contents.
The answer to this question is given in Slovenia's response to question 12 of the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 7. Please explain the specific procedure, if any, to be applied to the goods which are not evident whether or not they infringe intellectual property rights, in Article 55 of the TRIPS Agreement.
No such specific procedure is foreseen.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 8. Please explain the responsibility that the competent authorities and other related authorities take to the right holders when they fail to suspend the release into free circulation of goods which infringe intellectual property rights with regard to the suspension based on the Application or the Ex Officio Action stipulated in Article 58 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Public authorities are liable for damages, caused by their officials to third parties in the administration or in connection with the administration of their duties, under the general rules on damages (Code of Obligations, Article 172).
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 9. Please explain the responsibility that the competent authorities and other related authorities take to the right holders when they examine goods which infringe intellectual property rights and nevertheless release them into free circulation with regard to the suspension based on the Application or the Ex Officio Action stipulated in Article 58 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Please see the reply to question 8 above.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 10. Please explain the responsibility that the competent authorities and other related authorities take to the importers when they suspend the release into free circulation of goods which do not infringe intellectual property rights with regard to the suspension based on the Application or the Ex Officio Action stipulated in Article 58 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Please see the reply to question 8 above.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 11. Is the right holder informed of identities of the importers and consignors when the competent authorities "suspend" the goods which infringe on intellectual property rights or which are suspected to infringe intellectual property rights, as well as the case where the right holder is informed of identities of the importers and consignors stipulated in Article 57 of the TRIPS Agreement?
Yes.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 12. Please explain the measures to protect confidential information in the course of the inspection stipulated in Article 57 of the TRIPS Agreement. And please indicate provisions of laws and ordinances which prescribe such measures.
In order to ensure protection of confidential information brought forward as evidence, the court may decide to exclude the public from the court hearings. The judge is obliged to warn all parties that they have to respect the confidential nature of any relevant information which they receive in such hearings (Code of Civil Procedure, Articles 307-310).
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 13. Please explain the procedures of detentions and seizures to be ordered by the competent authorities based on Articles 51 and 55 of the TRIPS Agreement.
No specific procedures are prescribed in respect of Articles 51 and 52 of the TRIPS Agreement, and general rules of the Code of Execution are applied.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 14. Please explain the procedures to appeal against any decisions ordered by the competent authorities based on Articles 51 and 55 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Please see the reply to question 13 above.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 15. Please explain the basis for calculating the security or equivalent assurance stipulated in Article 53 of the TRIPS Agreement that the competent authorities may require of an applicant when they suspend the release into free circulation.
The court decides on the amount of security under the rule of reason.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 16. Please explain who shall pay the cost of detentions based on Article 51 of the TRIPS Agreement or destruction stipulated in Article 59 of the TRIPS Agreement.
The court, judging the merits of the case, decides who shall pay the cost of detentions. The cost of destruction is borne by the infringer, but may also be borne by the authority executing the destruction, depending on the case.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 17. Please explain what kind of cases are regarded as "the exceptional circumstances" in which the competent authorities may allow re exportation of counterfeit trademark goods stipulated in Article 59 of the TRIPS Agreement.
No judicial practice exists in this regard.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón 18. Please explain whether the amount of damages which judicial authorities order the person who infringes intellectual property rights to pay the right holder is adequate compensation for the injury the right holder has suffered, and what criteria and the way for calculation to decide the amount for compensation.
The amount of damages is adequate compensation. Criteria of the way for calculation are followed under general rules set out in Slovenia's response to question 5 of the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement.
01/03/1999
IP/Q4/SVN/1 Eslovenia Japón [Follow-up question from Japan] With respect to Slovenia's response to question 18 from Japan regarding damages for the infringement of intellectual property rights, please describe the way for calculation of "recovery of profits" in Slovenia's response to question 5 of the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement. And, please explain whether or not "recovery of profits" includes the intellectual property right holder's lost profits, infringer's profits from the unlawful utilization of the intellectual property right or reasonable royalty for utilization of the intellectual property right.
For the calculation of the recovery of lost profits all the possibilities mentioned in the question are applicable. The calculation can be based therefore either on the right holder's lost profits, on the infringer's gained profits, or on the reasonable royalty under licence analogy. Which way will be chosen depends upon the plaintiff's claim(s) and his factual allegations, based on the submitted evidence.
01/03/1999

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