The solicitation below from the “International Patent and Trademark Service” is yet another bogus offer for a directory that has not real value or utility. In my 16 years counseling trademark client’s, I have never once recommended registering in a private directory o trademarks such as this. I have never once heard a trademark owner or attorney speak of any experience being a part of such a directory that benefited their trademark rights. The offer is not cheap, either. And it is a complete waste of funds.

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You can search their trademark “directory” at http://ipts-register.com and good luck finding any successful brands listed there.

Both WIPO and the EPO warn brand owners about this solicitation. The USPTO warning page does not yet feature this one.


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