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1 July 2012

Stop Press! Misleading Requests for Payment of CTM Registration Renewals

Some of our clients have received ‘invoices’ from third parties offering to renew their Community trade mark registrations at an exorbitant price. These are sent out on ‘official’ looking paperwork with the intention of misleading trade mark owners into believing that they originate from a national trade mark office or genuine IP organisation.

We would hate to see our clients deceived in this way. All our notifications and invoices are sent out via email from your attorney or on D Young & Co LLP headed paper. Any other communication requesting payment for trade marks we handle on your behalf may be safely ignored.

If you receive an unexpected invoice or notification and you are unsure whether you should pay it or not, please contact your usual D Young & Co trade mark attorney for verification.

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