I recently was made aware of yet another scam that is trying to take advantage of trademark filers. Watch this short video for more:

According to the USPTO:

Some customers have reported receiving calls from individuals falsely claiming to be from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The callers are requesting addresses, credit card information, and other personal data from customers and are demanding that customers pay various fees, such as publication fees or application deficiency fees. They’re telling customers that their applications won’t be assigned to an examining attorney or move forward in the registration process because they’re missing certain required fees. These callers are scammers. They’re impersonating the USPTO.

For more see https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/protect/spoofing-phone-numbers.

And for any questions about whether something may be a trademark scam, visit IS THIS A TRADEMARK SCAM® at www.isthisatrademarkscam.com.

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