MISLEADING PAYMENTS ALERT
As we previously mentionned, the new Community Trademark Regulation comes into force on 23 March. The name of the Community Trademark and the Office which protects these rights, currently Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), will have a change of name into " European Union trade mark" and "European Union Intellectual Property Office "respectively.
In recent days the Office is alerting users and especially during the current transitional period until change its name, to show special care if you receive any mail in which payment is claimed for services relating to trade marks or designs. Remember that OHIM never sends invoices or letters requesting direct payment for their services, but everything is handled by the appropriate agent, in this case Sugrañes.
Some users have reported receiving invoices with logos or very similar to those of OHIM and even, in some cases very similar to its new name letterheads.
You can see examples of false invoices received by users on this link. If you receive any dubious mail, please contact us.
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