These days, anyone who registers a new trade mark is sent an invoice soon afterwards as payment for including it in an official-looking register. The amount demanded is usually around € 1,500. However, if you carefully read the small print, you’ll see it’s all a con: the register doesn’t exist or else has no significance or value.

Fake invoices
Every month, illicit organisations manage to extract considerable sums of money from trade mark owners. And even if only a small percentage sign up, these swindlers still turn a good profit.  DON’T PAY UP!

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