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.

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).

  • Worldwide Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property Trademark Organization
  • EU Brand Protection
  • European Intellectual Property Services (Brno, Tsjekkia)
  • WTPR - World Trademark and Patent Register (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • European Agency Intellectual Property EAIP (Bulgaria)
  • IP-Organisation - Intellectual Property (Warsaw, Polen)
  • Levin Nyman Partners (Stockholm, Sverige). Svartelistet av Svensk Handel.
  • WIPTO - World International Patent and Trademark Observer (Warsaw, Polen)
  • IPS - Intellectual Property Services (Brno, Tsjekkia)
  • TRE Service - Registration of the Trademark (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • WIPOT - Trademark Protection (Beograd, Serbia)
  • WOIP - World Organization Intellectual Property Kft. (Ungarn)
  • WPTR - World Patent and Trademark Register (Tsjekkia)
  • WTP Warsaw (Polen)
  • WTP - register Trademark Publication (Polen/Litauen)
  • IPTR - International Patent and Trademark Register (Tsjekkia)
  • IPATD - International Patent and Trademark DIrectory
  • Brand Registration Office (Tyskland)
  • IOIP - International Organisation Intellectual Property (Ungarn)
  • ITR Register / ITR Service (London og Polen)
  • World Patent & Trademark Service (Tsjekkia)
  • TM-Edition - International Catalogue of Trademarks (Ungarn)
  • Glopat (Bratislava)
  • World Organization for Trademarks (WOTRA), Ungarn
  • World Organization for Trademarks (OTRA), Ungarn
  • International Trademark Publication Register (TPR) (Warszawa, Polen)
  • International Trademark Register (ITR) (Skarżysko-Kamienna, Polen)
  • IP save (Tsjekkia)
  • European Trademark and Patent Publications (TPP) (Korzalin, Polen)
  • European Trademark Register (Zorawina, Polen)
  • European Trademark Publication (ETP) (Bratislava)
  • Patent and Trademark Institute (Sveits)
  • WPTS - World Patent & Trademark Service (Tsjekkia)
  • RPT Servis (Slovakia)
  • IPTO: International Patent and Trademark Organization (Tsjekkia)
  • Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd (Nederland)
  • Merke- og patentservice
  • Varemerke-organisasjonen AS
  • Varemerke Byrå 
  • International Patent and Trademark Service (Polen)
  • World Intelligent Property Office
  • European Trademark Publication Register (TPR) (Bratislava)
  • Nordic Domain Hosting (Sverige) eller Nordic Hotel Hosting (Sverige)
  • Bolerino AB (Sverige): Mykje tyder på at dette er Nordic Domain Hosting (NDH Sweden AB) i ny forkledning (se over)
  • Professional Web Solutions Ltd – Asia Domain Name Registration (PWDNR) (Kina)
  • Trademark Selection Inc. (Sveits)
  • TM Worldwide BT, Ungarn
  • TM Collection Ltd
  • Gaia Almanach Ltd
  • Gaia Almanach Ltd (Ungarn)
  • The Marks KFT
  • International Catalogue of Trademarks
  • STR – Suomen Tavaramerkkirekisteröinti Oy (Finland)
  • W.O.I.P. (Storbritannia)
  • TM Selection GmbH
  • WDTP - Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
  • IP Data - Register of the International Patents (Tsjekkisk republikk)
  • IP Data - Register of the International Trademark (Tsjekkisk republikk og Slovakia)
  • World Intellectual Property Publishers (WIPP) (USA)
  • UPTS - Registration of the International Patent (Tsjekkisk republikk og Slovakia)
  • WIPT - Registration of International Patent (Slovakia)

Where to submit fees?

Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO)

We charge fees for patent, design, and trademark rights. Applications for such rights with effect in Norway can only be made through NIPO.

EUIPO

When registering an EU trademark, fees are paid directly to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). 

WIPO

In general, all international trademark registration fees should be submitted to WIPO. However, for certain Contracting Parties, you may submit application fees directly to the Office of Origin; the Office will then forward the fees to WIPO.

European Patent Office (EPO)

Only the European Patent Office (EPO) can publish and register European patent applications and patents with legal effect, and it does so automatically.

Questions?

Please contact our Customer Service Centre, telephone +47 22 38 73 00

Contact information

Organization Number: 971 526 157
Postal Address: Patentstyret,
Postboks 4863 Nydalen,
N-0422 Oslo
Address: Sandakerveien 64, 0484 Oslo
E-mail: post@patentstyret.no
Support Center: +47 22 38 73 00

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