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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.