Thousands of trademark owners across the U.S. have fallen victim to a massive scam letter scheme in recent years by sending money to phony entities posing as subsidiaries of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Created on what looks like official letterhead from fake groups such as “The Brand Registration Office,” the letters often reference information about a trademark that’s pulled directly from the USPTO’s public registries. Typically, the scammer is looking for payment.
Moving forward, trademark owners are strongly cautioned to consult a trusted attorney to determine the legitimacy of communications regarding their trademark.
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