An automatic right allowing the originator of a work of art to control the copying of the original work by others.
A general term for property rights which are the result of mental effort. Patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright are the main intellectual property rights.
The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) regulates all patent and trade mark attorneys in the profession.
IPReg set the education and training requirements for qualification and a code of conduct for the professions. They also handle complaints of professional misconduct against attorneys.