IPReg's guidance will be updated from time to time.

IPReg has prepared these guidance documents to assist regulated persons, the public and other stakeholders to understand the Code of the Conduct and other regulatory arrangements and how to apply them to any particular issue. 

Guidance is not binding.  Unlike the Overarching Principles and the Code of Conduct, regulated persons may consider that it is appropriate to depart from IPReg's guidance in relation to a particular scenario.  Where IPReg's guidance is not followed, the regulated person should make sure they can justify their decision not to follow the guidance should their client or IPReg ask them to do so.  It is good practice to document such decisions in writing.