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

    • My trademark just got registered and a few days later I got this letter for $980 . Sounded so legitimate. Then i started to read through the whole thing especially in very small letters and did a search of my own. IT’S A SCAM!!! Be aware.

  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.

  5. Hello, I just received this letter yesterday. I was doing my research and found out it’s a scam. Is there anyone who can guide what to do to protect trademark once it is approved. Mine just got registered last week.

  6. Wow saved me $980. I almost paid this as it looked legit.
    I got another one from another source for almost $3k but that one looked very much like a scam. This i thought was legit until i did a search.

    thanks

  7. We (small wedding floral design) just received this letter. Thanks for your blog to make it an easy Google search to confirm its true nature.

  8. I received a scam letter asking for money; the address is the Servcorp location in DC. Business is WTMR LLC. It’s becoming well-known, this scam. I suggesed they kick them out before they are involved in a possible mass law-suit against WTMR LLC, since Servcorp is now aware of them and allow them to operate within their facility, they may be considered an accomplice since they are accepting their scam money for rent. Why someone hasn’t filled suit yet is beyond me.

  9. I received a scam letter asking for money; the address is the Servcorp location in DC. Business is WTMR LLC. It’s becoming well-known, this scam. I suggested they kick them out before your they are involved in a mass law-suit against them, since they are aware of them and allow them to operate within their facility, they may be considered an accomplice since they are accepting their scam money for rent. Someone should fill a lawsuit against WTMR LLC.

  10. Just received the same letter from this bogus company.. they clearly need to learn how to type up a document.. I immediately knew it was a scam since the amount they stated ($1397,00) had a comma and not a period.. another thing that caught my attention was the only payment method accepted was “check” hmmm very interesting since USTPO takes credit or debit cards NOT CHECKS! Please be aware of this and do not fall for this ..

  11. Got it today and sniffed it out. Wish the USPTO or others could warn people in their literature they send about these scams, so people like the one above wouldn’t get caught. $980 is a lot of money to give these bastards.

  12. I just received this letter for my new business. I knew it was B.S. when I read “By paying this amount indicated, you accept this offer.” What offer? No offer was mentioned. So I Googled it and found this page. Thank you for posting this online to protect others.

  13. GOT THE SAME IN MAIL.

    THANKS FOR YOUR POST

    IT LOOKED SO REAL AT FIRST. I’M GLAD YOUR LINK IS MORE ON TOP OF GOOGLE SEARCH WHEN SEARCHING FOR WTMR LLC.
    WHAT MADE ME THINK TWICE WAS 1. AN OFFICIAL AGENCY ISNT AN LLC 2.THE ADDRESS DIDNT LOOK OFFICIAL WHEN I SEARCHED IT.

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