IMITATION TRADEMARK REGISTERS
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
IOPTS LLC, 1156 Bowman rd. 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 28464, USA
IPTR International Patent and Trademark register, PO Box 250413, 90129 Nürnberg, Germany
IPT-Register IPT sro, P.O. Box 0015, 800 90 Bratislava 090, Slovakia
ODM srl (patentonline.org), P.O.Box 26, A-1143, Vienna, Austria
SES Verzeichnis AG, Postbus 211 in Bern, Zwitserland
TM-Collection Edition 2010 – International Catalogue of trademarks, PO Box 201,
9701 Szombathely, Hongarije
USTPA (U.S. Trademark Protection Agency), Seattle, U.S.A.
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.