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  
International Trademark Publication Register Warsaw, Poland 03.12.15 PDF, International Trademark Publication Register
EPTR TRADEMARK REGISTER Koszalin, Poland 02.12.15 PDF, EPTR TRADEMARK REGISTER
WPTAT Bratislava, Slovakia 01.12.15 PDF, WPTAT
ETP - Marken und Pantetveröffentlichungen Bratislava, Slovakia 11.11.15 PDF, ETP - Marken und Pantetveröffentlichungen
GAIA Almanach - International Register of Trademarks Publication 2016 Papa, Hungary 06.11.15 PDF, GAIA Almanach - International Register of Trademarks Publication 2016
IPT - Register (French) Brno, Czech Republic 06.11.15 PDF, IPT - Register (French)
TPP – Trademark and Patent Publications Koszalin, Poland 09.10.15 PDF, TPP – Trademark and Patent Publications
Patent and Trademark Institute (French) Geneva, Switzerland 01.10.15 PDF, Patent and Trademark Institute (French)
IPSave Brno, Czech Republic 21.09.15 PDF, IPSave
European Trademark Watch Lancashire, United Kingdom 18.09.15 PDF, European Trademark Watch
EPTO S.A. Brussels, Belgium 05.02.2015 pdf: EPTO S.A.
ETP – European Trademark Publication Koszalin, Poland 21.05.2015 pdf: ETP – European Trademark Publication
European Trademark Publication Register Bratislava, Slovakia 18.08.2015 pdf: European Trademark Publication Register
Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. (German) Brussels, Belgium 17.03.2015 pdf: Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. (German)
International Patent Portal Vilnius, Lithuania 30.03.2015 pdf: International Patent Portal
IPR – Intellectual Property Register Warsaw, Poland 17.06.2015 pdf: IPR - Intellectual Property Register
IPT – Register Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 23.01.2015 pdf: IPT – Register Trademarks
IPT – Register (Italian) Brno, Czech Republic 09.08.2015 pdf: IPT - Register (Italian)
IPT – Register (Spanish) Brno, Czech Republic 26.05.2015 pdf: IPT – Register (Spanish)
IPTO Brno, Czech Republic 16.02.2015 pdf: IPTO
ITPS – International Trademark and Patent Service Koszalin, Poland 16.02.2015 pdf: ITPS – International Trademark and Patent Service
Office for Intellectual Property Publishing – Publication Ebersbach-Neugersdorf, Germany 27.01.2015 pdf: Office for Intellectual Property Publishing – Publication
Patent and Trademark Association Ltd. Brussels, Belgium 19.03.2015 pdf: Patent and Trademark Association Ltd.
Patent and Trademark Institute Geneva, Switzerland 22.07.2015 pdf: Patent and Trademark Institute
Publications for the European Market Valencia, Spain 29.04.2015 pdf: Publications for the European Market
RPT Servis – Registration of the International Mark Prague, Czech Republic 02.02.2015 pdf: RPT Servis – Registration of the International Mark
TM – Edition International Catalogue of Trademarks – 2015 Szentendre, Hungary 09.02.2015 pdf: TM – Edition International Catalogue of Trademarks – 2015
TM PUBLISHER GMBH Vienna, Austria 14.02.2015 pdf: TM PUBLISHER GMBH
TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications Koszalin, Poland 09.02.2015 pdf: TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications
TPR – European Trademark Publication Register Bratislava, Slovakia 26.05.2015 pdf: TPR – European Trademark Publication Register
Trademark Selection Edition 2015 – Brand Registration Office Munich, Germany 15.06.2015 pdf: Trademark Selection Edition 2015 - Brand Registration Office
TTP – European Trademark & Patent Publications Koszalin, Poland 02.09.2015 pdf: TTP – European Trademark & Patent Publications
UPTS – Registration of the International Trademark Prague, Czech Republic 02.02.2015 pdf: UPTS – Registration of the International Trademark
WIPP Dania Beach, USA 15.01.2015 pdf: WIPP
WIPT – World Patents Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 25.08.2015 pdf: WIPT- World Patents Trademarks
WPTS – World Patent & Trademark Service Prague, Czech Republic 25.08.2015 pdf: WPTS - World Patent & Trademark Service
WTMO – World Trademark Monitoring Organization Zurich, Switzerland 18.05.2015 pdf: WTMO – World Trademark Monitoring Organization