Trademark records are publicly available — and easily accessed by computer. Generally, that is a great thing. however, it means that some who wish to take advantage on unsuspecting trademark holders use the data to contact them with offers. Any many of these “offers” look like requirements, and they look like they are from the government. The are many of these different scams, and they change names or addresses from time to time. My posts warning about these scams received comments from around the world from people who have been targeted – and who have been spared thankfully by finding this information on erikpelton.com.
Here is a compendium of my posts and warnings about such scams over the last year or so:
- Beware of trademark scam from IP Data for “Register of the International Trademark”
- Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scams
- Trademark scams from WIPT and IP DATA continue
- FTC Warns Against Government Imposter Scams, but no mention of trademark solicitations
- Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammers
- More trademark scams: Trademark Owner’s Digest