Sadly, I was made aware of what appears to be a new scammer targeting trademark applicants: Worldwide-Trademarks Ltd.

The offer, for $2690, is for inclusion in a publication. A publication with essentially no real value. I have never heard any trademark professional recommend inclusion in such a publication; nor any trademark professional use such a publication for any research.

They are incomplete and unofficial. They do not add to your trademark’s protection in any meaningful way.

If you have been taken by this scam, I suggest that you file a complaint with the FTC, write a letter to the USPTO Commissioner, and contact law enforcement.

Beware of such scams. Read the fine print. Contact your attorney. Report scams to the FTC and USPTO.

For more on such scams, see:

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8 thoughts on “Beware of latest scam publication offer to trademark owners from “Worldwide-Trademarks”

  1. I just received one in the mail too. It did not have a phone number and something seemed wrong because we already paid fees through our attorneys. I checked the address and saw the building is for sale then I found this and other sites mentioning this scam. Thank you.Beware.

  2. Wow! Thank you for the information I just got mail from them and luckily I did some RESEARCH before I got suckered..

  3. I just received this in the mail. I read the entire ‘invoice’ and then looked them up and found this. Thanks for the heads up. I own the company, and my bookkeeper presented me with the check to sign, thank goodness! $2,980 smarter now!!

  4. I just got one also–my Trademark is pending
    Thanks for making this scam public-
    I hope no one is naive enough to buy into this scam–

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