In This Issue:

- Scammers Still Be...Scamming

- Contests – Check Rules Before Offering!

- Catalogs as Specimens

- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

- Excerpt from Scammers Still Be...Scamming:

Based on the volume of scam letters and email sent to us by our clients, trademark and domain name scams continue unabated in 2014. In fact, if anything, these scams have increased in volume and creativity. Remember to look with a critical eye at any official-looking notices that claim to originate from governmental trademark offices or "registries", claiming that you must pay fees in order to obtain or maintain trademark rights in various jurisdictions. These notices from third parties are almost always scams seeking payment for unnecessary services.

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Topics:  Advertising, Brand, Contests & Promotions, Domain Names, Fees, gTLD, ICANN, Registration, Scams, Sunrise Periods, Sweepstakes, Trademark Clearinghouse, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Trademarks, Use in Commerce

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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