HomeInsightsEuropean Intellectual Property Office publishes a new misleading invoice alert in relation to fake EUTM renewal invoices.

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The EUIPO is warning users to be alert to a new misleading invoice in circulation, which takes the form of a fake EUTM renewal invoice.

This latest misleading invoice uses the EUIPO’s logo, name, acronym and address, and purports to be an EUTM renewal invoice issued by the EUIPO. It is mailed to users from Geneva, Switzerland, and includes a demand for a “registration and entry fee” to be transferred to a Polish bank account with a PL IBAN prefix.

The EUIPO reminds users that it never sends invoices or demands for payment of money to its users. If you receive a demand for money for anything to do with your trade mark by post or email, it does not come from the EUIPO.

The EUIPO only uses two Spanish bank accounts for payments relating to trade mark and design fees. Any invoice which contains any other bank account is fake. To read the alert in full, click here.