Another week, another scam targeting applicants and/or registrants for trademark protection at the USPTO.
This offering for “Trademark Publication” from ITA provides no real value. It offers publication in their private database for the outrageous cost of $1380.00. The publication has no actual value.
I have never met a trademark professional who relies on any such private directories for anything. 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.