Scam solicitations mailed to trademark registrants and applicants in the US continue to proliferate. A client this week forwarded me the offer below from “IPTA”, the International Patent & Trademark Agency.

The cost for a listing in the scam publication is a mere $2,356.00. This publication has no legal or other significance. Their website is under construction. The disclaimer doesn’t even make complete sense or have proper grammar.

Note that the USPTO will hold a roundtable covering scams that prey on trademark filers on July 26th.


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6 thoughts on “Beware of scam from IPTA – International Patent & Trademark Agency

  1. I got exactly the same offers dated 11.05.2017 for two of my trademarks to the tune of US$2098 each.

    I thought, hang on, there is something not right here. For starters the date is not the usual US date format and second, I’ve never had any agreement with IPTA. I pay a Trademark attorney to take care of all that.

    A bloody disgrace!

  2. They are still sending those letters… Almost have paid one myself today but decided to Google it for any case! Thanks for verifying!

  3. I just received one of those on Aug 2/2018,. The amount is $2793.Canadian.
    Thanks for helping to deter these crooks.

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