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.
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!