Yet another recent scam targeting trademark holders. This one costs $2,950.00.  Its value = zero, zilch, nada, nothing. The publication – if it even exists – is irrelevant and provides no real benefit. Even if they charged $10 it would be worthless. At $2,950 it is a rip off and a scam.

WOTRA | World Organization for Trademarks

The mailing claims that “the publishing of the public registration of your trademark is the basis of our offer, we offer the registration of your trademark dates in our private database…”  However, the government records are online and already published any pending or registered trademark in the US.  Furthermore, no trademark lawyer I know has ever advised that searching or using “private databases” such as these provides any tangible value to anyone.

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