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Ignore letter from “Register van Industriële Eigendom”

2 August 2017

Businesses should beware of striking any deal with ‘Industrial Property Register’ (‘Register van Industriële Eigendom’). If they do, they won’t receive any useful service.

A letter currently making the rounds informs businesses that they can register their trademark with this organization. It will cost them € 1,358. The letter is probably sent to businesses which have registered their trademark with an official agency in the past.

Our advice
You can safely bin this fake invoice if you are one of recipients. Please be aware that you are under no obligation whatsoever to pay. Moreover, registration is a formality that does not provide any legal protection of your intellectual property.

Here’s an example: