A client forwarded me the scam solicitation received below from the WTMR – World Trademark Register.

The “Word Trademark Register” is not any official database or directory. It has no real benefits. It was essentially created for the purpose of taking people’s money. According to their website, “Our main business activity is to publish the World TradeMark Register Catalog, which is an annual, unofficial, international catalog of registered trademarks.” In essence, they acknowledge the directory has no real value or purpose.

I have never once met a trademark attorney that uses such directories for any searches or other purposes, or one recommends to his or her clients that they pay these fees. The address provided is a shared virtual office space.

Don’t be taken for this scam to the tune of $980.00 USD.

Beware of such scams. Read the fine print. Contact your attorney. Report scams to the FTC and USPTO.

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9 thoughts on “Beware of scam from WTMR – World Trademark Register

  1. Thank you for publishing this post. I was about ready to part with $980! When I first received the letter I was wondering why my attorney had not taken care of this already since the Trademark was filed 6 months ago, however I did not want to risk loosing it. Well, good luck to WTMR.

  2. I have received 2 bills from Glotrade After having others like it. I read endings where the want to send money Before it was the Czech Republic. So I knew it was a hoax . Another said to pay to Czech bank address in Ca. It’s all junk and they should be put out of business.

  3. Recieved this today and knew it was a scam asking for an amount of $980 dollars. I immediately ripped it up.

  4. Thanks for this post, glad it was the first link on google. Letter did look legit upon first glance, but always good to research.

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