It has been a little while since I’ve seen a WTMR, LLC scam mailing. But a client forwarded this “WTMR 2022 OFFER” letter to me last week. The services are worthless. The $980.00 is a scam. The address listed in PO Box 22546 in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33335-2546.
Their address has changed several times over the years.
- See 2018: Beware of scam from WTMR – World Trademark Register
- See 2021: Beware of latest trademark scam from WTMR, LLC
The “Word Trademark Register” is not any official database or directory. It has no real benefits. It was essentially created for the purpose of taking people’s money. According to their website, “Our main business activity is to publish the World TradeMark Register Catalog, which is an annual, unofficial, international catalog of registered trademarks.” In essence, they acknowledge the directory has no real value or purpose.
I have never once met a trademark attorney that uses such directories for any searches or other purposes, or one recommends to his or her clients that they pay these fees. The address provided is a shared virtual office space.
Don’t be taken for this scam to the tune of $980.00 USD.
Beware of such scams. Read the fine print. Contact your attorney. Report scams to the FTC and USPTO.
For more information, see:
- How to avoid being taken by a trademark scam
- WARNING: Non-USPTO Solicitations That May Resemble Official USPTO Communications
- Is This A Trademark Scam?®
- Decision tree: Is This A Trademark Scam?
My client just received an offer from “WTP Service” of Fresh Meadows, NY to register their mark in a private database for $1420!!! So, the WTMR offer of only $980 is a much better deal!!!
Thank you Eric,
Our company recieved this same letter. I appreciate knowing that this is a scam.
Yup. We received the exact same scam. Thank you for you blog and keeping it updated. When I Googled this company, your blog was one of the first sites listed. Very helpful, so thank you.
For the record, every time I receive one of these scammy solicitations I sent a copy to the state attorney general. Here’s the link for Florida’s AG. Please report WTMR to them early and often!
I just received one today January of 2023