A party who acquiesces with the acts of another cannot complain against that other. In such cases if both are ignorant about their rights there does not arise any question of acquiescence. Acquiescence is normally associated with delay. If one person having a right on the land acquiesces to the other who builds a building cannot seek its demolition while claiming its title. In suits for specific performance plaintiff may be deprived of possession. He would then be entitled to compensation and not specific performance. Person who acquises in the use of a trademark by another for a period of five years cannot object to the registration of the said trademark by the another.
[Ref.: Jugal Kishore v. Charoo Chandra, AIR 1939 PC 159; Kishandev v. Rampiari, AIR 1964 HP 34.]