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Be Aware of Trademark and Patent Scams

  • 10.03.11
  • Monica Riva Talley
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

We have been asked us to evaluate official-looking notices that claim to originate from governmental trademark and/or patent offices and legitimate vendors, alleging that the client must pay fees in order to maintain their trademark and patent rights in various jurisdictions. In almost all of these cases, these notices are actually rather sophisticated scams or (at best) solicitations, seeking the payment of fees for unnecessary services.  Download the PDF to read more.

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