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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions relating to the Intellectual Property Rights Office Copyright Registration Service. Please note that this is an archive service, not a legal advice service, and for advice on legal matters you should always consult a qualified IP lawyer in your local jurisdiction. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information in this section is accurate, it should be taken as guidance only and should not be relied upon.

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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 information provided is for general guidance only and is not a substitute for professional legal advice. Always consult a qualified Intellectual Property lawyer operating in your local jurisdiction.