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Jan/04

Another Reminder About Unsolicted Offerings For Trademark 'Registries'


There are several companies which operate trademark ‘registries’ or ‘directories.’  They scour various government trademark publications and then send invoices to the applicants.  These so-called directories tend to be located in exotic locations like Vaduz, Liechtenstein.  A recent offering uses an acronym which is similar but not identical to CPA, the reputable trademark and patent renewal firm, which operates out of Jersey (the European Jersey).

I will not use terms such as ‘fraud,’ ‘scam’ or ‘rip-off’ to describe these solicitations as I will not opine on the legality of these solicitations, however imho, these directories ARE OF NO VALUE WHATSOEVER.  If you have filed a trademark application, and you are represented by an attorney (who is the proper agent for correspondence), then do not be fooled by invoices that are sent directly to you.

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