Re: Re: Misuse of the Title Architect – The RIAI Acts!
The problem with Section 67 for unregistered persons is that the use of the Title is not a historical event, it is an ongoing series of offences, which suggests the 12 month and 6 month limits may not apply.
Also the body taking action has not been in power for five years yet, so arguments that the RIAI are statute-barred may be based on sand as opposed to a firm foundation.
In fact each use of the title since 1st May 2008 by unregistered persons may be a separate offence.
One only hopes the RIAI acts even-handedly and pursues their own Members who continued use the title from 01.05.2011 until registration commenced.
The offence is “use of the title while unregistered”, and I suspect that whether being an MRIAI entitled you to a free pass or not is irrelevant to the law.
Otherwise the issue of whether abuse of a dominant position occurred could be taken to a whole new level of concern and review.