Scam solicitations mailed to trademark registrants and applicants in the US continue to proliferate. A client this week forwarded me the offer below from “IPTA”, the International Patent & Trademark Agency.

The cost for a listing in the scam publication is a mere $2,356.00. This publication has no legal or other significance. Their website is under construction. The disclaimer doesn’t even make complete sense or have proper grammar.

Note that the USPTO will hold a roundtable covering scams that prey on trademark filers on July 26th.

3 Responses
  1. Tui says:

    I got exactly the same offers dated 11.05.2017 for two of my trademarks to the tune of US$2098 each.

    I thought, hang on, there is something not right here. For starters the date is not the usual US date format and second, I’ve never had any agreement with IPTA. I pay a Trademark attorney to take care of all that.

    A bloody disgrace!

  2. Tina says:

    Just got one today and I knew it was a scam! Same exact letter.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Derek Bloom says:

    Got one myself. Thanks for verifying for me.

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