Ansons would like to alert all clients and associates to the latest alert from the EUIPO. There is currently a new misleading invoice in circulation, which takes the form of a fake EUIPO decision. We would urge all users of the EUIPO to be vigilant about any communication regarding decisions and payments which they receive at this time.

“This misleading invoice uses the EUIPO’s logo, name, acronym and letterhead, and purports to be a decision signed by the Office. It is mailed to users from Madrid, Spain, and includes a demand for a “registration fee” to be transferred to a Polish bank account”

More information about the exact nature of the invoice, including a copy of the false invoice, and the steps you can take to ensure you are being careful can be found here at the EUIPO’s alert on their website.

If you have any concerns related to this matter, please contact Ansons at or MacLachlan & Donaldson at