UK and European intellectual property attorneys
Full UK and EU representation from: Munich, Birmingham, Liverpool and London
A growing number of our clients and associates are being
contacted by third parties, asking them to pay fees for their
Intellectual Property (IP) rights. Whatever services these third
parties offer, they are not legitimate.
IP Offices publish applicants' contact details as a matter of
course. Unscrupulous third parties use this information to send
unsolicited requests for unnecessary payment. The letter and the
invoice are set out to appear official.
We strongly urge our clients and associates not to pay any
unsolicited or unexpected invoices from third parties for IP
services. Forresters pays the official fees for the application,
while your appointed provider (such as Computer Patent Annuities)
will handle renewal/annuity fees.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation maintains a list of
third parties which are known to make unsolicited requests for
If you are ever uncertain about an unsolicited payment request,
please contact your Forresters attorney.
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