As the agent of record, I have just received three invitations, on behalf of separate clients, to register their details in the International Patents and Trademark Database. It is my considered professional opinion that the benefit derived from so doing is totally outweighed by the charge of $US 2717.
Were I to report this invitation to my clients, I would advise them not to take advantage of the offer. Do any readers consider that I have any fiduciary, assumed contractual or other obligation to report the invitation to them? Can I simply bin it on my own initiative?
For an official WIPO list of similar scams – see http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/warning/pct_warning.htm