IP scams and unsolicited emails
5 June 2013
IPONZ has noticed an increasing amount of IP scams and unsolicited IP-related schemes lately, and warns clients to watch out for them.
If you receive any communications about your IP cases:
- outside of IPONZ’s case management facility; or
- from anyone other than your appointed IP professional; or
- from anyone other than WIPO in the case of an International Trade Mark or PCT application; or
- other than from IPONZ when in relation to a renewal
you should treat them with suspicion, particularly if they are offering a service requiring a fee from you.
If you have any doubts about a communication you have received, you should contact IPONZ or your IP professional to verify its authenticity.
Further information and examples of IP scams and unsolicited IP-related schemes can be viewed on the following WIPO webpage.