Owners of recently published Benelux trademark applications/registrations/ renewals and – as far as we have noted – also owners of registrations which are recently published in other European countries, are flooded with touting activities of:
Ark AG, Zurich, Zwitserland
Commercial Centre for industry and Trade (Wirtschaftszentrale für Industrie und Gewerbe AG), Postfach 2115 (of 6), CH-8033 Zürich, Zwitserland
Company for Economic Publications Ltd., Nussdorferstrasse 38, Wenen, Oostenrijk
EPTR European Patent and Trademark Register, Morska 35, 75-212 Koszalin, Poland
FIPTR Fed.Institute for Patent & Trademark Registry, Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.A.
Global Edition KF, 9737 Buk, Ipar Utca 10, Hongarije
Globus Edition S.L., Calle San Miguel, 36 – 6, Palma de Mallorca, Spanje
Harper & Mead International – Orkam South America Trademark AG, Aspermontstrasse 24, 7006 Chur, Switserland
IBIP Internation Bureau for Intellectual Property, Summerville, SC 29485, USA
IFWP – Institut für Wirtschaftspublikationen AG in Lachen, Zwitserland
Infocom S.A., Postbus 1792, 1000 BT Amsterdam
Institute of Commerce for Industry, Trade, Commerce, Baar/Zug, Zwitserland
IOPTSLLC, 1156 Bowman rd. 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 28464, USA
IP REGISTER DATABASE, Allacher St. 145, 80997 Munich, Germany
IPTR International Patent and Trademark register, PO Box 250413, 90129 Nürnberg, Germany
WIPOT d.o.o. – Jurija Gagarina 68, RS-11070 Beograd 27, Serbia
WIPP-World Intellectual Property Publisher, 398 E. Dania Beach Blvd #179, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA
WOIP – World Organization Intellectual Property Kft., Miklos utca 13.8 em 42, 1035 Budapest, Hungary
WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks, P.O.Box 221, 9002 Györ 2, Budapest, Hungary
WP S.L. Publications for the european Market P.O. Box 449, 46080 Valencia, Spain
WPTR s.r.o. – World Patent and Trademark Register, Prikop 843/4, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Zentrales Datenregister (Central Dataregister), (Registre Centrale de donnees), Frankfurt, Duitsland
The firms offer entry in ‘a trade-mark-register’ by requesting payment of a considerable amount of money.
The circular letters these companies send are deceiving as it is suggested by the wording itself and by sending sometimes a copy of a recent trade mark publication in an official journal – which, in general, also indicates the address for service – that the owner might acquire trade mark rights if the mark will be entered into these registers. This is absolutely not the case! Neither is it a solicitation for a watch service.
If you receive such invitations – also if they are from other firms – we recommend to ignore it. If you are still in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us.