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Posted on: Sep 17, 2020

Owners of U.S. trademark applications and registrations are receiving fraudulent emails that appear to originate from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) domain, @uspto.gov. These emails are a scam and do not come from the USPTO. 

  • Spoof the USPTO email address (e.g., noreply@uspto.gov).
  • Falsely claim that the USPTO has a new policy requiring separate registration of “clients” and that there is a “penalty” for not complying.
  • Provide incorrect USPTO trademark filing information (e.g., incorrect fee information).

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This article was submitted by Joel Tragesser, Quarles & Brady LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Intellectual Property Section, please email Kara Sikorski at ksikorski@indybar.org.

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