A client forwarded me the latest scam they received this week, this one from WPTR or World Patent and Trademark Register.

It is not from the government. It does not provide any tangible value.

The bill in the amount of $2,356.00 is outrageous. Their private registry has no real value and is not consulted by any professional I have met in more than 20 years in the field of trademarks.

It appears that last year the scam went by IPTR, and before that  by “IPTI.” This private database or ‘international registry’ has not legal or practical value, it has no affiliation with any government agency. The cost of $2356 is outrageous – because the value is worth $0.

Will the USPTO, TPAC, the Department of Justice, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Trademark Commission, the Department of Commerce, or the U.S. Postal Service ever get serious about stopping these scam solicitations and prosecuting the offenders?

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2 thoughts on “Beware of trademark scam from World Patent and Trademark Register (WPTR)

  1. Hello. Yesterday I recieved one in the mail in Australia for a trademark that was registered with the USPTO about 4 weeks ago.
    The bill was AUD2759.
    I thought it was a scam as soon as I saw it.
    Regards, Gary.

  2. We have had countless documents posted to us from these cabbages. Two more arrived on my desk this morning. Trouble is they look quite real, especially when we were registering for IP protection in Europe.

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