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  
Brand Registration Office Munich, Germany 10.08.2018 PDF, Brand Registration Office, Germany
BS - Brand Selection s.r.o Bratislava, Slovakia 11.12.2018 PDF, Brand Selection s.r.o, Slovakia
Easy Marca Trademark Watch Lisbon, Portugal 13.05.2018 PDF, Easy Marca Trademark Watch, Portugal
Glotrade s.r.o Montreal, Canada 24.05.2018 PDF, Glotrade s.r.o, Montreal, Canada
IOIP - International Organisation Intellectual Property Budapest, Hungary 05.06.2018 PDF, IOIP - International Organisation Intellectual Property, Budapest, Hungary
IPATD - International Patent and Trademark Directory Poland 17.07.2018 PDF, PTB - Patent and Trademark Bureau 2018
IPTR - International Patent and Trademark Register (Renewal) Brno, Czech Republic 29.10.2018 PDF, IPTR - International Patent and Trademark Register RENEWAL, Brno, Czech Republic
IPTR - International Patent and Trademark Register Prague, Czech Republic 05.10.2018 PDF, IPTR - International Patent and Trademark Register, Prague, Czech Republic
ITR Trademark Publication Warsaw, Poland 13.02.2018 PDF, ITR Trademark Publication, Warsaw, Poland
PTB - Patent and Trademark Bureau Philidelphia, USA 08.05.2018 PDF, PTB - Patent and Trademark Bureau, Philidelphia, USA
PTMI - Patent and Trademark Institute New York, USA 17.04.2018 PDF, PTMI - Patent and Trademark Institute, New York, United States of America
PTO - Patent & Trademark Office New York, USA 17.05.2018 PDF, GPTO - Patent & Trademark Office, New York, USA
PTRC - Patent & Trademark Resource Center Philadelphia, USA 30.05.2018 PDF, PTRC - Patent & Trademark Resource Center, Philadelphia, USA
TMPT - Trademark Publication Sofia, Bulgaria 23.01.2018 PDF, TMPT - Trademark Publication, Sofia, Bulgaria
WOIP - World Organization Intellectual Property Budapest, Hungary 27,09.2018 PDF, WOIP - World Organization Intellectual Property, Budapest, Hungary
WPTR - World Patent and Trademark Register (Renewal) Brno, Czech Republic 20.11.2018 PDF, Brand Registration Office, Germany
WPTR- World Patent and Trademark Register Brno, Czech Republic 23.11.2018 PDF, Brand Registration Office, Germany
WTMR - World Trademark Register Washington, USA 07.03.2018 PDF, WTMR - World Trademark Register, Washington, USA
WTP - Trademark Publication Warsaw, Poland 27.11.2018 PDF, Brand Registration Office, Germany
WTR - World Trademark Register Geneva, Switzerland 28.02.2018 PDF, WTR - World Trademark Register, Geneva, Switzerland