Fake invoice warning…again!!

News has come in from the European Union Intellectual Property Office that fake invoices are yet again circulating.

Unfortunately, people are still being caught by fake invoices claiming the EU IPO requires payment.

They do not and the fee claimed is usually a lot higher that you will ever pay legitimately.

The letters the EU IPO have been made aware of are very similar in style and look to genuine letters and quote the sender as IPO, Intellectual Property Office’.

If you receive any correspondence of this nature, do check it is genuine before paying anything or handing over any details.

Never pay just because of an imminent deadline, the EU IPO will appreciate a call to ensure the letter is genuine and will be happy to take any payment after this confirmation.

If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact Lawdit Solicitors who can guide you through the best course of action.

An example of the fake letter can be found here:

https://euipo.europa.eu/tunnel-web/secure/webdav/guest/document_library/contentPdfs/news/missleading_invoice_ipo.pdf


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