Misleading invoice alert in the form of a fake EUIPO decisionOver the course of the past fortnight, users have reported the circulation of a misleading invoice alert in the form of a fake EUIPO decision. The invoice incorporates EUIPO’s logo, name, acronym and letterhead and demands for the transfer of a “registration fee” to a Polish bank account with a PL IBAN prefix.
EUIPO has contacted the relevant bank and has lodged a criminal complaint with the Office of the Public Prosecutor in Warsaw, Poland. A criminal investigation is now pending.
Since many of these invoices may still be in circulation, users are encouraged to check carefully the source, as well as the content of the unsolicited email and to contact their trademark attorney.

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