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  
ECR - European Central Register of Brands and Patents Cardiff, United Kingdom 23.08.2012 pdf: ECR - European Central Register of Brands and Patents
EPTR - European Patent and Trademark Register Koszalin, Poland 14.07.2012 pdf: EPTR - European Patent and Trademark Register
EPTR - European Patent and Trademark Register Koszalin, Poland 18.12.2012 pdf: EPTR - European Patent and Trademark Register
IBIP - International Bureau for Intellectual Property Beaverton, USA 04.07.2012 pdf: IBIP - International Bureau for Intellectual Property
IOPR - Intellectual Office Property Register Beaverton, USA 25.04.2012 pdf: IOPR - Intellectual Office Property Register
IOPR - Intellectual Office Property Register Beaverton, USA 13.11.2012 pdf: IOPR - Intellectual Office Property Register
IPA - Intellectual Property Agency Victoria, Republic of Seychelles 12.04.2012 pdf: IPA - Intellectual Property Agency
IPA - Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. Brussels, Belgium 11.04.2012 pdf: IPA - Intellectual Property Agency Ltd.
PCMI – Publicación Companias Marcas Internacionales Alicante, Spain 07.12.2012 pdf: PCMI – Publicación Companias Marcas Internacionales
PTR - Patent Trademark Register Bratislava, Slovakia 17.09.2012 pdf: PTR - Patent Trademark Register
RCE - Registre Central Européen Brussels, Belgium 03.09.2012 pdf: RCE - Registre Central Européen
RIPT - Register of International Patents and Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 18.05.2012 pdf: RIPT - Register of International Patents and Trademarks
RIT - Registration of the International Trademark Prague, Czech Republic 03.02.2012 pdf: RIT - Registration of the International Trademark
TM - Collection - Edition 2012 - International Catalogue of Trademarks Szombathely, Hungary 20.03.2012 pdf: TM - Collection - Edition 2012 - International Catalogue of Trademarks
TM - International Catalogue of Trademarks, Edition 2012 Szentendre, Hungary 30.05.2012 pdf: TM - International Catalogue of Trademarks, Edition 2012
TM - Registration of Trademark Selection, Edition 2012 Zurich, Switzerland 08.08.2012 pdf: TM - Registration of Trademark Selection, Edition 2012
TMW ICT – TM Worldwide International Catalogue of Trademarks Sarvar, Hungary 08.11.2012 pdf: TMW ICT – TM Worldwide International Catalogue of Trademarks
WBIP - World Bureau For Intellectual Property Aloha, USA 19.07.2012 pdf: WBIP - World Bureau For Intellectual Property
WBIP - World Bureau For Intellectual Property Aloha, USA 07.01.2013 pdf: WBIP - World Bureau For Intellectual Property
WDTP - Worlwide Database of Trademarks and Patents Prague, Czech Republic 02.07.2012 pdf: WDTP - Worlwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
WDTP - Worlwide Database of Trademarks and Patents Prague, Czech Republic 05.10.2012 pdf: WDTP - Worlwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
WDTP s.r.o. Prague, Czech Republic 05.10.2012 pdf: WDTP s.r.o.
WIPT - World Patents Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 09.08.2012 pdf: WIPT - World Patents Trademarks
WIPT - World Patents Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 05.10.2012 pdf: WIPT - World Patents Trademarks
WPTI - World Patent and Trademark Index Pilsen, Czech Republic 18.06.2012 pdf: WPTI - World Patent and Trademark Index