TM5 Fraudulent Solicitations – New additions to the website
The TM5 Partners remind trademark owners and applicants of the risk of scams relating to trademark registrations and services occurring worldwide. For example, users may receive unsolicited communications from companies requesting payment for trademark services, publication, registration or entry in business directories. In some cases, scammers even use the real name and logo of an IP office to request payment to their bank account.
In order to raise awareness of these fraudulent activities, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have provided some links on the TM5 website. These include news items on fraudulent and misleading solicitations and links to IP offices’ web pages on fraudulent and misleading solicitations. For further information please visit:
- Misleading invoices – EUIPO (searchable database)
- New misleading letter alert – Fake EUIPO payment reminder