Another month, another new trademark scam appears (or re-appears after a hiatus). This one from “Brand Registration Office” features:
- an office in Washington, DC,
- a government sounding name,
- a seal in the top left of the offer,
- the “Trademark Selection Edition 2016,”
- a cost of $1,325, and
- wiring instructions through Germany.
This “publication” has no real value to trademark owners. I have never met a trademark professional who relies on any private directories for anything. They are incomplete and unofficial. They do not add to your trademark’s protection in any meaningful way.
I have published their solicitation below.
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.
It continues to astound me that the USPTO, DOJ, FTC, and others refuse to better investigate and halt these blatant scams targeting trademark owners.