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  
GAIA almanach – International Register of Trademarks Publication 2017 Pápa, Hungary 12.10.2016 PDF, GAIA almanach – International Register of Trademarks Publication 2017
International Catalogue of Trademarks - 2016 Szentendre, Hungary 26.04.2016 PDF, International Catalogue of Trademarks - 2016
International Registration of Trademarks Madrid, Spain 23.06.2016 PDF, International Registration of Trademarks
IPO – Intellectual Property Office (German) Geneva, Switzerland 07.12.2016 PDF, IPO – Intellectual Property Office - German
IPTI – International Patent & Trademark Index Prague, Czech Republic 02.11.2016 PDF, IPTI – International Patent & Trademark Index
IPWTO Brno, Czech Republic 30.06.2016 PDF, IPWTO
IDRTM – International Online Database of Registered Trade Marks TM Publisher - Agreement Wellington, New Zealand 10.03.2016 PDF, IDRTM – International Online Database of Registered Trade Marks TM Publisher - Agreement
IPTI – International Patent & Trademark Index Prague, Czech Republic 06.06.2016 PDF, IPTI – International Patent & Trademark Index
ITPR - International Trademark Publication Register Warsaw, Poland 02.02.16 PDF, International Trademark Publication Register
ITR - International Trademark Register Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland 14.01.16 PDF, International Trademark Register
PT - Organization for Patents and Trademarks Bratislava, Slovakia 20.01.16 PDF, PT Organization for Patents and Trademarks
Registre Central des Marques Déposées et Inventions Courbevoie, France 18.02.2016 PDF, Registre Central des Marques Déposées et Inventions
Registro Central de Patentes y Marcas Madrid, Spain 14.03.2016 PDF, Registro Central de Patentes y Marcas
TPR – Trademark Publication Register Warsaw, Poland 06.07.2016 PDF, TPR – Trademark Publication Register
TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications Koszalin, Poland 14.03.2016 PDF, TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications
WB – World Brands – International Registration of Trademarks London, United Kingdom 26.02.2016 PDF, WB – World Brands – International Registration of Trademarks
WIMORG – World International Monitoring Organization Prague, Czech Republic 12.09.2016 PDF, WIMORG – World International Monitoring Organization
WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks (English) Budapest, Hungary 25.05.2016 PDF, WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks (English)
WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks (French) Budapest, Hungary 19.05.2016 PDF, WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks (French)
WPAT Bratislava, Slovakia 17.02.2016 PDF, WPTA
WPTO – World Patents & Trademark Organization Prague, Czech Republic 30.03.2016 PDF, WPTO – World Patents & Trademark Organization
WPTORG – World Patent and Trademark Organization Prague, Czech Republic 29.02.2016 PDF, WPTORG – World Patent and Trademark Organization
WPTS – World Patents & Trademark Service Prague, Czech Republic 22.02.2016 PDF, WPTS – World Patents & Trademark Service