WARNING: Trademark Misleading Invoices

Trademark users are receiving invitations to pay fees that do not come from WIPO and are unrelated to the processing of international applications and transactions related to registrations under the Madrid System.  Whatever services might be offered in such documents, they bear no connection to WIPO or to any of its official publications.

The requests are typically designed to look like legitimate ones from an official source, but are created by companies and individuals of various sources and origins, using official-sounding names and trying to mislead you.

WIPO raises awareness about these schemes and works with IP Offices and governments to take action against those responsible.

All international trademark registrations and related recordings are published in the "WIPO Gazette of International Marks", the only official publication of the Madrid System. Madrid Monitor, the international trademark information database contains information regarding international applications, international registrations and subsequent designations. It can be searched free of charge.

Misleading invoice not listed?
Report any suspicious invoices via Contact Madrid.

If you have any questions about a letter that you have received, please check with your representative or contact us.

Samples of Misleading Invoices

Name Origin Date  
BENELUX Intellectual Property Organisation Service Geneva, Switzerland 21.04.2020 PDF, BENELUX Intellectual Property Organisation Service, Switzerland
BIPR - Bureau Intellectual Property Registration Kft. Budapest, Hungary 09.06.2020 PDF, BBIPR - Bureau Intellectual Property Registration Kft., Hungary
EIPA - Europa Intellectual Property Agency Brussels, Belgium 10.06.2020 PDF, EIPA - Europa Intellectual Property Agency, Belgium
EUIP - Intellectual Property Organisation Service Geneva, Switzerland 11.02.2020 PDF, EUIP - Intellectual Property Organisation Service, Switzerland
Glotrade S.R.O - Protection de la marque (French) Belgrade, Serbia 03.03.2020 PDF, Glotrade S.R.O - Protection de la marque, Serbia
INT-TRADEMARKS Hungary 16.04.2020 PDF, INT-TRADEMARKS, Hungary
INT-TRADEMARKS (French) Hungary 16.04.2020 PDF, INT-TRADEMARKS (in French), Hungary
OIP - Organisation Intellectual Property Warsaw, Poland 4.12.2020 PDF, INT-TRADEMARKS (in French), Hungary
TPR - Trademark Publication Bucharest, Romania 28.01.2020 PDF, TPR - Trademark Publication, Romania
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization REMINDER Geneva, Switzerland 16.06.2020 PDF, WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization REMINDER, Switzerland
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization REMINDER (new version) Geneva, Switzerland 7.10.2020 PDF, WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization REMINDER, Switzerland
WIPTO - World International Patent and Trademark Observer (letter) Warsaw, Poland 19.03.2020 PDF, WIPTO - World International Patent and Trademark Observer (letter), Poland
WIPTO - World International Patent and Trademark Observer (invoice) Warsaw, Poland 07.02.2020 PDF, WIPTO - World International Patent and Trademark Observer (invoice), Poland
World Patent & Trademark Agency Brno, Czech Republic 4.06.2020 PDF, World Patent & Trademark Agency, Czech Republic