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Trademark Scammers Continue to be Troubling

August 2, 2017

Public talks were recently held between federal prosecutors and regulators and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with regard to scammers who target trademark owners.  These scammers use the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System to obtain information about trademark. Then, while using names that are calculated to confuse people into believing they are receiving official USPTO transmittals, the scammers provide notice of alleged deadlines, offer trademark monitoring services, or offer to record a trademark in a private registry that…

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