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  
CRPT - Central Register for Patents and Trademarks The Hague, Netherlands 02.04.2019 PDF, Central Register for Patents and Trademarks, Netherlands
IPS - Intellectual Property Services Brno, Czech Republic 16.09.2019 PDF, IPS - Intellectual Property Services, Czech Republic
Patent and Trademark Office Washington DC, USA 06.05.2019 PDF, Patent and Trademark Office, USA
Patent & Trademark Resource Center Bothell, USA 26.03.2019 PDF, Brand Registration Office, Germany
Patent and Trademark Office - Reminder Renewal Department Washington DC, USA 20.08.2019 PDF, Patent Trademark Resource Center, USA
Protection de la marque Belgrade, Serbia 10.12.2019 PDF, Protection de la marque, Serbia
TRE - TRE SERVICE Sofia, Bulgaria 27.08.2019 PDF, TRE SERVICE, Bulgaria
WIPI - World Intellectual Property Institute Kft. Budapest, Hungary 28.08.2019 PDF, World Intellectual Property Institute Kft, Hungary
WIPO – World International Postage Operators Geneva, Switzerland 07.06.2019 PDF, World International Postage Operators, Switzerland
WIPOT d.o.o (French) Vienna, Austria 10.10.2019 PDF, WIPOT d.o.o (French), Austria
WIPOT d.o.o (Spanish) Belgrade, Serbia 20.03.2019 PDF, WIPOT d.o.o (Spanish), Serbia
WIPOT d.o.o Belgrade, Serbia 25.02.2019 PDF, WIPOT d.o.o, Serbia
WPT - World Patent Trademark Vilnius, Lithuania 29.10.2019 PDF, World Patent Trademark, Lithuania
WPTR World Patent and Trademark Register (final notice) Brno, Czech Republic 19.04.2019 PDF, WPTR World Patent and Trademark Register (final notice), Czech Republic