Warning: misleading invoices

Be aware of misleading invoices offering services to help protect your IP rights in return for a fee.

If in doubt, rights owners should check with their patent or trade mark attorney, solicitor, patent advisor or inventor-support organisation. Alternatively contact us on 0300 300 2000.

Misleading invoices documents

Published 5 September 2014
Last updated 6 October 2020 + show all updates
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