USPTO Warns of Trademark Application Scammers

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
Contact

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

There is nothing more important to a successful business than its brand, and the scam artists are eager to take advantage of this fact.

For those of you who are currently in the trademark registration process or simply are considering it as a great first step in brand protection, you may be at an increased risk of being scammed. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) warns specifically of emails, seemingly from legitimate government agencies, advising trademark applicants of missed deadlines, and calling for immediate financial action.

These incidences of USPTO email scams come just months after the USPTO implemented mandatory electronic filing of trademark applications. The USPTO now requires the applicant’s legal counsel to provide an email address other than their own to ensure delivery and receipt of official USPTO communications. Oftentimes, this is the personal email address of the applicant.

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.

© Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
Contact
more
less

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.