Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Trade Mark Scam

We recently received the above letter from IOPTS (International Organization for Patent & TradeMark Service, LLC). The letter is intended to create the impression that a filing fee or some trade mark related fee is outstanding.

We did some digging around and found a WIPO web page that warns of similar scams. Other sites mentioning IP scams include:

We would like to know what the IP community (WIPO and other IP offices around the world) is doing to prevent such scams or what action is taken once a fraud is identified?

Answers to our questions would be welcome. Email us at or post your comments on our blog.

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