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  
BMR – Brevets Marques Registre Bratislava, Slovakia 19.04.2013 pdf: BMR – Brevets Marques Registre
DMVG – Deutsche Markenverwaltung GmbH Berlin, Germany 25.07.2013 pdf: DMVG – Deutsche Markenverwaltung GmbH
EPTR – European Patent and trademark Register Koszalin, Poland 09.09.2013 pdf: EPTR – European Patent and trademark Register
EPTR – European Patent and Trademark Register Koszalin, Poland 23.10.2013 pdf: EPTR – European Patent and Trademark Register
ETO – European Trademark Organisation S.A. Brussels, Belgium 03.06.2013 pdf: ETO – European Trademark Organisation S.A.
FIPTR – Federated Institute for Patent & Trademark Registry Coconut Creek, USA 20.06.2013 pdf: FIPTR – Federated Institute for Patent & Trademark Registry
GAIA Almanach – International Register of Trademarks Publication 2013 Pápa, Hungary 15.07.2013 pdf: GAIA Almanach – International Register of Trademarks Publication 2013
IOPR – Intellectual Office Property Register Beaverton, USA 04.01.2013 pdf: IOPR – Intellectual Office Property Register
IOPR – Intellectual Office Property Register Beaverton, USA 22.08.2013 pdf: IOPR – Intellectual Office Property Registe
IP Data – Register of the International Trademark Bratislava, Slovakia 13.11.2013 pdf: IP Data – Register of the International Trademark
IPTS – International Patent and Trademark Service Warsaw, Poland 15.03.2013 pdf: IPTS – International Patent and Trademark Service
IPTS – International Patent and Trademark Service Warsaw, Poland 30.06.2013 pdf: IPTS – International Patent and Trademark Service
ITPR – International Trademark Patent Registration Brussels, Belgium 21.01.2013 pdf: ITPR – International Trademark Patent Registration
OHMI – Office for International Registration London, United Kingdom 15.03.2013 pdf: OHMI – Office for International Registration
OMIH – Trademarks and Designs Registrations Office London, United Kingdom 19.12.2013 pdf: OMIH – Trademarks and Designs Registrations Office
PTR – Patent Trademark Register Bratislava, Slovakia 15.05.2013 pdf: PTR – Patent Trademark Register
PTR – Patent Trademark Register Bratislava, Slovakia 28.10.2013 pdf: PTR - Patent Trademark Register
TM – International Catalogue of Trademarks, Edition 2013 Szentendre, Hungary 21.01.2013 pdf: TM - International Catalogue of Trademarks, Edition 2013
TM – International Catalogue of Trademarks, Edition 2013 Budapest, Hungary 01.11.2013 pdf: TM- International Catalogue of Trademarks, Edition 2013
TM Publisher Vienna, Austria 26.11.2013 pdf: TM Publisher
TPS – Trademark and Patent Service Koszalin, Poland 12.06.2013 pdf: TPS – Trademark and Patent Service
UPTS – Universal Patents and Trademarks Service Prague, Czech Republic 26.02.2013 pdf: UPTS – Universal Patents and Trademarks Service
UPTS – Universal Patents and Trademarks Service Prague, Czech Republic 24.09.2013 pdf: UPTS – Universal Patents and Trademarks Service
WBIP – World Bureau For Intellectual Property Aloha, USA 24.09.2013 pdf: WBIP – World Bureau For Intellectual Property
WDTP – Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents Bratislava, Slovakia 30.07.2013 pdf: WDTP – Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
WDTP – Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents Prague, Czech Republic 28.03.2013 pdf: WDTP – Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
WIPT – World Patents Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 21.01.2013 pdf: WIPT - World Patents Trademarks