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.

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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  
ARPI - Agence de Renouvellement en Propriété Intellectuelle Inc. Brussels, Belgium 16.01.2011 pdf: ARPI - Agence de Renouvellement en Propriété Intellectuelle Inc.
CPTD - Central Patent & Trademark Database Honk Kong, China 07.07.2011 pdf: CPTD - Central Patent & Trademark Database
CRPSL - International Publication Calpe, Spain 02.09.2011 pdf: CRPSL - International Publication
ECRBP - European Central Register of Brands and Patents Vorstlaan, Belgium 20.10.2011 pdf: ECRBP - European Central Register of Brands and Patents
GAIA - GAIA almanach, International Register of Trademarks Publication 2011 Pápa, Hungary 17.03.2011 pdf: GAIA - GAIA almanach, International Register of Trademarks Publication 2011
IPA - Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. Brussels, Belgium 31.03.2011 pdf: IPA - Intellectual Property Agency Ltd.
PTO - Patent & Trademark Organisation Melbourne, Australia 21.06.2011 pdf: PTO - Patent & Trademark Organisation
PTR - Patent Trademark Register Brno, Czech Republic 01.01.2011 pdf: PTR - Patent Trademark Register
RIT - Register of International Trademarks Prague, Czech Republic 26.10.2011 pdf: RIT - Register of International Trademarks
TM -Collection -International Catalogue of Tradermarks, Edition 2011 Szombathely, Hungary 11.11.2011 pdf: TM -Collection -International Catalogue of Tradermarks, Edition 2011
TMP - TM Publisher Marques Paris, France 16.06.2011 pdf: TMP - TM Publisher Marques
USA TM - USA Trademark Ent. Service Mark Registrations Wilton Manors, USA 09.08.2011 pdf: USA TM - USA Trademark Ent. Service Mark Registrations
USTMS - United States Trademark Maintenance Service Houston, USA 01.01.2011 pdf: USTMS - United States Trademark Maintenance Service
WDTP - Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents Prague, Czech Republic 17.08.2011 pdf: WDTP - Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
WIPD - World Intellectual Property Database Prague, Czech Republic 01.01.2011 pdf: WIPD - World Intellectual Property Database
WOIP - Globex World Organisation Intellectual Property London, United Kingdom 02.08.2011 pdf: WOIP - Globex World Organisation Intellectual Property