22 | 11 | 2011

Notification to users concerning the existence of unauthorised organisations offering services for registration and maintenance of intellectual property

Users should be ware of agencies and organizations sending invitations to applicants and legal representatives in the field of industrial property to pay registration and maintenance fees for industrial property, for which they have not been authorised.

It should be noted that such agencies and organizations-unauthorised for registration and maintenance procedures of industrial property-are particularly oriented toward users of the PCT system for patents and users of the Madrid system for international registration of marks.

More about such scams and a list of unauthorised organizations offering mentioned services can be viewed at the official web site of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

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