Recently, applicants and owners of Trademarks, Designs and Patents are receiving communications from certain private bodies or companies which, for a charge, offer to publish or register their marks, designs and/or patents. Their offers suggest that such publication or registration is highly necessary when indeed it is completely useless and without official value or legal effect. Therefore such practice can be qualified as fraudulent.

Please carefully examine any invoice you receive from third parties before paying it and best ignore if it comes from an unknown source. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We will assist you in any legal matter concerning IP, Trademark, Design and Patent Law.