International Trademark Scams

I’ve written before about invention promotion scams, and when my clients file trademark applications, I always warn them about receiving official-looking documents requesting payments for various kinds of registration and monitoring services.  However, to this point, the scams I was aware of were limited to the US.  Now, apparently, the problem is appearing with an international flair.

Michael Atkins points out a company in the Slovak Republic which sent a notice of a private registration option to a recent trademark filer…for $2,327.  Ouch.  Always be cautious when you receive a correspondence that appears to be almost official.  Almost.