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USPTO Issues Trademark Scam Warning
You may recall a blog I posted a couple of weeks ago regarding my concern for the rising incidents of trademark "scam" letters, which look like official invoices from the USPTO, but are really jsut a way to pick the pockets of well-meaning trademark applicants (notice the letters always go to the OWNERS and not the Attorney or Record, of course).
Well, one of my clients received a trademark registration letter and, lo and behold, what new piece of information was in the package? Why a WARNING from the USPTO about these scams! (Um, can I get a hellz yeah for being just a little ahead of the curve??) Being the trademark nerd I am, I literally jumped up and down. See, no one really reads my blog but everyone opens their trademark registrations. Well done, USPTO! (If I may suggest one teeny tiny thing, it would be even MORE effective if this letter was issued upon filing.) Ok, I'm getting off my soapbox now. Read a copy of the letter here, and please pass it on (it's a public google doc).