Avoiding Trademark Scams

Many of our clients ask us to review correspondence they receive regarding their trademark applications, especially those that appear "official" and seek money for various services.  These are scams.  As this June 5, 2014 National Law Review article points out, these types of solicitations are usually generated after your application becomes public record.  These solicitations are getting more common and more creative.  The USPTO has put together a helpful list of common examples of non-USPTO Solicitations that may resemble official communications.  As always, let us know if you have any questions on the validity of any correspondence you receive regarding your trademark.