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:
- World Trademark Review: Call for USPTO to “pound its fist more loudly” in efforts to tackle trademark solicitation scams