Intellectual Property Rights Office

Welcome to the website of the Intellectual Property Rights Office. This website includes information about the Intellectual Property Rights Office (also known as the IP Rights Office and the IPRO), how it helps the creators of original works protect their rights, and some background information on copyright in general.

  • To register works subject to copyright instantly online, please visit the Copyright Registration Service website, by clicking here
  • To read some brief background information about the history of copyright law, click here.
  • To read information about the IP Rights Office and its activities, please click here.
  • If you would like to contact the IP Rights Office please click here.

The IP Rights Office is not an agency of or connected to any government, and its operations are not restricted to any particular nation state.

Users of this site should recognise that the IP Rights Office is designed to record, archive, and retrieve creative works; it does not become involved in or have any expertise regarding legal matters or disputes relating to copyright or other areas of intellectual property law. As such, it cannot offer any advice on these subjects, other than that relating directly to the recording/archiving/retrieving of creative works.

The information provided on this website is intended as a general guide only, and should not be taken as legal advice or relied upon. The information provided is generally applicable to nations of the Berne Convention, but users should be aware that details may vary from nation to nation and that these variations are not covered on this site or on the site of the Copyright Registration Service. If in doubt about any matter, or in need of any advice relating to copyright or any other area of intellectual property law, always seek the advice of a professional IP lawyer operating in and familiar with your local jurisdiction. 


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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate at the time of writing, the IPRO cannot and is not qualified to offer legal advice. The information provided here is general guidance only and should not be relied upon. Always consult a qualified Intellectual Property lawyer operating in your local jurisdiction. If you choose to rely on information provided by the IPRO you do so at your own risk and the IPRO cannot be held responsible or liable for any losses you incur as a result.

Intellectual Property Rights Office 2006