Beware The Many Faces Of A Trademark Scam

Law360, New York (May 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- There is a lot of confusion, deception and outright fraud in the trademark world. “Companies” from all over the world send out mass communications to trademark owners and their counsel, often producing official-looking documents disguised as invoices or urgent communications.

Public trademark data is mined for all the relevant information, readily available to anyone with a connection to the Internet. For in-house counsel and especially their accounts payable departments, it’s easy to be taken in by deceptive practices, and the frequency and alleged time urgency of...
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