A client of mine sent me a package yesterday containing over a dozen trademark solicitations and trademark registration/renewal scams.
Below are nine (9) of these misleading solicitations and scams.
U.S. Trademark Applicants and Registrants need to be aware of these solicitations and scams in order to avoid spending money on uncertain services and/or outright scams.
A. TRADEMARK SOLICITATIONS
note: these solicitations offer renewal services supposedly. The concern is obviously that you would actually pay money to these services and whether or not they would actually do the work you expected them to is uncertain. These solicitations are by and large misleading at best and are purposely designed to look official, in spite, perhaps, of the fine print to the contrary.
2. U.S. TRADEMARK COMPLIANCE OFFICE
note: This invoice is for USD $1,800. (Eighteen Hundred Dollars). Having your U.S. trademark registration listed in this catalogue is like having a star named after you in a book registered in the U.S. Copyright Office. And this company is based in Hungary.