!!! Warning against fraudulent invoices !!!

31. března 2017 14:38

As a follow-up to an increasing number of fraudulent invoices we repeatedly warn the applicants and owners of industrial property rights that may be requested in writing or electronically to pay invoices, which have no relation to the existing industrial property rights.

!!! Warning against fraudulent invoices !!!

As a follow-up to an increasing number of fraudulent invoices we repeatedly warn the applicants and owners of industrial property rights that may be requested in writing or electronically to pay invoices, which have no relation to the existing industrial property rights.

Also the Czech IPO points out to these unfair practices on its website, specifically on the link http://www.upv.cz/en/ipo/current-news/actual/warning.html. The Office in this warning publishes the names of companies that often sent these fraudulent calls, but the names of the companies change quickly. You can also find some visualization of the fraudulent invoices here. In practice, the most common are invoices which are issued by private entities with contact details in the Czech Republic and countries such as: Hungarian, Poland, Spain and Lithuania.

Fraudulent invoices look very credible, the purpose of the payment is usually defined as a different fees for publication, registration and other records of industrial property rights held in registers or databases of private companies on the Internet.

In practice, most of these misleading invoices are delivered in the period after the filing of trademarks / designs applications when companies contact directly our Clients to pay the irrelevant fees.

Therefore we warn again not only our clients, but also the general public to be wary of what invoices in the field of industrial law are paying. In case you are in doubt about the authenticity of the Invoice, always consult the matter with patent attorneys. " PAY ONLY WHAT HAS TO BE SETTLED".

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