Not only humans question the extent to which they have certain intellectual property rights (IPRs), animals also, since they have been owned by humans for ages, may question the same thing. Now is the time to wonder about the extent of intellectual rights enjoyed by animals. This is a pivotal question that stems from reality. Does an animal enjoy an intellectual right?

The research derived its idea from an exceptional case of IP, which has been examined by the US judiciary. Therefore, this question has been answered in a theoretical framework, followed by a judicial one, and ending with specific results and recommendations. Hopefully, this would contribute to the protection or even reinstatement of an intellectual right to its owner.

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