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Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Adjudication

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently filed a complaint with the ASA about misleading mail from the Patent and Trademark Institute.

Misleading invoices

The ASA has upheld that the advertisements breached the Code (Edition 12) rule 2.1 (Recognition of marketing communications).

The full report is available on the ASA website.

We urge anyone who receives similar types of misleading mail in relation to your patent or trade mark to report it to Action Fraud, separately, using this online reporting tool.

If you receive a misleading invoice, we would like to hear about it and see a copy.

Published 28 January 2016