Intellectual Property Department was established on 2 July 1990. The Department took over from the Registrar General’s Department the responsibility for the registration of patents and trade marks for goods and for other related matters. The Director of Intellectual Property replaced the Registrar General as the Registrar of Trade Marks and Registrar of Patents. The Department also took over functions relating to copyright from the Attorney General’s Department. In 1998, the Department also became the Government’s civil legal advisor on intellectual property legal matters. This website covers the materials of trademarks, patents, designs, and copyright.