An intellectual property attorney is an attorney who specializes in the legislation regarding intellectual property. This attorney is familiar with the four Acts of Parliament that have been written to protect your ideas, and these are the Patent Act, The Trademarks Act, The Designs Act and the Copyright Act. An intellectual property attorney has written and passed the examinations set by the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. He or she is bound by a code of ethics that is administered by the Council of the Institute and is a member of that Institute. An intellectual property attorney can assist you with all queries relating to your intellectual property.