Warning against misleading invoices

Private citizens and companies in Norway receive from time to time misleading invitations and invoices in connection with their trademark and patent rights.
Foto: iStock
Foto: iStock

Many mistake these invoices for geniune requests for payment of fees for the registration of patent applications, or for the registration or renewal of their trademark.

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) would like to emphasise that such invoices have no connection with us, nor do they have any value as payment for industrial property rights in Norway, or anywhere else. Only NIPO and any patent agent you may have may claim payment of fees for patents and trademarks.

NB: Please note that details concerning trademarks, patents and designs are publicly available. It is therefore possible to use patent databases around the world to find background information for formulating false or misleading invoices.

Companies sending out misleading requests

Some of the companies responsible for sending misleading requests and invitations aimed particularly at trademark and patent owners are listed below in the order we have received information concerning their business (the most recent at the top).

  • WTP Warsaw
  • WTP-register Trademark Publication
  • IPTR - International Patent and Trademark Register (Czech Republic)
  • IPATD: International Patent and Trademark DIrectory
  • Brand Registration Office (Germany)
  • IOIP - International Organisation Intellectual Property (Hungary)
  • ITR Register / ITR Service (London og Poland)
  • World Patent & Trademark Service (Czech Republic)
  • TM-Edition - International Catalogue of Trademarks (Hungary)
  • Glopat (Bratislava)
  • World Organization for Trademarks (WOTRA), Hungary
  • World Organization for Trademarks (OTRA), Hungary
  • International Trademark Publication Register (TPR) (Warsaw, Poland)
  • International Trademark Register (ITR) (Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland)
  • IP Direct (Czech Republic)
  • IP save  (Czech Republic)
  • European Trademark and Patent Publications (TPP) (Korzalin, Poland)
  • European Trademark Register (Zorawina, Poland)
  • European Trademark Publication (ETP) (Bratislava)
  • Patent and Trademark Institute (Switzerland)
  • WPTS - World Patent & Trademark Service (Czech Republic)
  • RPT Servis (Slovak Republic)
  • IPTO: International Patent and Trademark Organization (Czech Republic)
  • Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd (Netherlands)
  • Merke- og patentservice
  • Varemerke-organisasjonen AS
  • Varemerke Byrå
  • International Patent and Trademark Service (Poland)
  • World Intelligent Property Office
  • European Trademark Publication Register (TPR) (Bratislava)
  • Nordic Domain Hosting (Sweden) eller Nordic Hotel Hosting (Sweden).
  • Bolerino AB (Swedeb)
  • Professional Web Solutions Ltd – Asia Domain Name Registration (PWDNR) (China)
  • Trademark Selection Inc. (Switzerland)
  • TM Worldwide BT, Hungary
  • TM Collection Ltd
  • Gaia Almanach Ltd
  • Gaia Almanach Ltd (Hungary)
  • The Marks KFT
  • International Catalogue of Trademarks
  • STR – Suomen Tavaramerkkirekisteröinti Oy (Finland)
  • W.O.I.P. (UK)
  • TM Selection GmbH
  • WDTP - Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
  • IP Data - Register of the International Patents (Czech Republic)
  • IP Data - Register of the International Trademark (Czech Republic og Slovak Republic)
  • World Intellectual Property Publishers (WIPP) (USA)
  • UPTS - Registration of the International Patent  (Czech Republic og Slovak Republic)
  • WIPT - Registration of International Patent  (Slovak Republic)

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