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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15 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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  6. Add Pinnacle Trademark to the list of those who do this and use maffia-esque tactics to scare and intimidate consumers and extort money from them.

  7. The method that Pinnacle uses is insidious and can fool even the most informed individual. There are legacy fields in the online record of the application that the USPTO does not use. They insert x number of random numbers there that are not even numbers used for classification by the USPTO. While the field used by the USPTO on application is actually only inputting one classification number, to defraud consumers of the majority of the money. The use strong arm and scare tactics to intimidate consumers. My friend turned to me to help me make sense of what was really happening. I would have probably fallen for too.

  8. I’ve received two of these now from Worldwide Trademarks which seems to have gone from LLC to Inc., and is using a co-working space in NY as their address, yet the fine print says they are a Canadian company. Sketchy across the board, and the cost has gone down to $2470.

  9. Thank you so very much…it seemed like a scam but I was not completely sure until I saw this. The letter looks exactly the same, only updated to be a higher price and a further date…but they are still the very same scam.

  10. I was a victim of this scam, this company took my hard earned money, to be very honest it was not easy meeting different acclaimed recovery person for help to recover my money, as God may have it, I was lucky to meet Alex crypto FX at writeme DT com (he’s email). Who helped recover my lost funds in just 48, I almost thought I have lost it all until I met him.
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