The Registry General is responsible for the legal recording of documents ranging from births to patents and trade marks. Specifically, any of the following must be registered with the Registry General:
- births, domestic partnerships, marriages, including civil and maritime marriages, and deaths;
- designs, patents, and trademarks;
- chattel mortgages and deed polls;
- trade unions, charitable organisations, printed publications, and friendly societies;
- professionals and professional organisations, including architects, marriage and domestic partnership officers, professional engineers, and professional surveyors; and
- registering.bm domain names
The Registry General also grants intellectual property rights, such as trade and service marks, patents, and designs.