Wed 9th Nov 2016

IP Scam #4 – Beware of fake EU trade mark invitations

Please be wary of unsolicited correspondence after you have filed a UK trade mark application as it may be a scam and sent by a fraudster.

Applicants for UK applications may find that they receive an unsolicited invitation to file an EU application from a bogus company. These invitations may not clearly indicate the costs involved, or may not be offering proper representation. If Page White & Farrer handles your trade marks, then we can assist with any trade mark questions, about the UK, EU, or further afield.



Forward any such letter to your contact at Page White & Farrer. If you do wish to extend your protection into Europe, then we can advise you on the protection options for trade marks around the world and correct costs.



For more advice on all aspects of trade mark protection for your brand in the UK, Europe and internationally, please contact James Cornish on 44 (0) 207 831 7929 or email


This briefing is for general information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. We can discuss specific issues and facts on an individual basis and answer any questions you receive from others about Brexit. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this was first published in November 2016.


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