Here you can explore intellectual property myths and see explanations of why they should not be believed.

We are collecting IP myths and invite you to submit other ones you have heard here. Our favourite myths are:

  • everyone else is doing it, so it must be ok; and
  • 3, 5 or 7 changes are enough to prevent infringement.

The IP myths on this site comprise ones which (a) we have heard of and (b) have been sent to us.

Click on the boxes below to see IP myths.

General Myths User generated IP Myths
Trade mark, passing off & domain name Myths
  Copyright & Design Myths
Social Media Myths
Patent Myths
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