Beware of unsolicited “renewal” notices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a timely reminder that trade mark and domain name owners should exercise caution before paying what appear to be renewal notices.

There are a growing number of services issuing documents that look like invoices for listing registrations in registers that offer no benefit to owners.

Recipients of such notices should ignore them. However, in the event of any uncertainty, contact your IP service provider for advice.