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.

Misleading invoice not listed?
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  
DIP – Database of Intellectual Property Warsaw, Poland 12.06.2017 PDF, Database of Intellectual Property, Warsaw
GLOPAT – Global Patents & Trademark Bratislava, Slovakia 14.02.2017 PDF, Global Patents & Trademark, Slovakia
GTPS – Global Trademark and Patent Service Koszalin, Poland 12.01.2017 PDF, Global Trademark and Patent Service, Poland
IP Direct – International Patent & Trademark Directory Prague, Czech Republic 07.03.2017 PDF, International Patent & Trademark Directory, Czech Republic
IPOS - Intellectual Property Organisation Service Geneva, Switzerland 25.10.2017 PDF, IPOS - Intellectual Property Organisation Service, Geneva, Switzerland
IPTA – International Patent & Trademark Agency Brno, Czech Republic 07.06.2017 PDF, International Patent & Trademark Agency, Czech Republic
IPTI – International Patent & Trademark Index Prague, Czech Republic 25.01.2017 PDF, International Patent & Trademark Index, Czech Republic
IPTP – International Patent & Trademark Publications Dublin, Ireland 14.02.2017 PDF, International Patent & Trademark Publications, Ireland
ITMORG – International Trademark Monitoring Organization Zurich, Switzerland 09.03.2017 PDF, International Trademark Monitoring Organization, Switzerland
Marques INDAB Geneva, Switzerland 05.04.2017 PDF, Marques INDAB, Switzerland
TM – Trademark Publication Service Gdansk, Poland 14.03.2017 PDF, Trademark Publication Service, Poland
TM WORLD – International Registration of Trademarks London, United Kingdom 23.01.2017 PDF, International Registration of Trademarks, United Kingdom
WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks Budapest, Hungary 20.05.2017 PDF, World Organization for Trademarks, Hungary
WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks (Spanish) Gyor, Hungary 31.03.2017 PDF, World Organization for Trademarks (spanish), Hungary