A scam familiar to many trademark owners delivers an invoice for the publication of their trademark in an international catalog. What should you do if you receive such a communication?
Your application contains company names and addresses with all of your information. It all goes online and becomes a public record upon filing.
A lot of companies, primarily in Eastern Europe, take advantage of this information to send fraudulent invoices which appear to be from the trademark office requiring payment.
Trademark Factory® receives these scams frequently because we file so many of our trademarks. Often, our clients receive these emails as well, and we consistently advise them to ignore them, don’t even bother looking at them.
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