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:
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.