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Have There Been Unauthorized Changes to Your Trademark Portfolio?

10.23.2018

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has alerted us that unauthorized changes have been made to a number of active trademark applications and registrations as part of a scheme to register the marks of others on third party “brand registries.”

As your trademark counsel, we monitor your applications and registrations on a consistent basis, however, we will not be automatically notified of these unauthorized changes.  Should we become aware of any marks in your portfolio which are affected by this scheme, we will notify you immediately and contact the USPTO.  Please let us know if you would like us to investigate your portfolio for unauthorized changes.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that all official trademark communication is done through our firm; if you receive third party correspondence regarding the registration or maintenance of your marks, please disregard or forward to us for confirmation. 

If you are concerned that your trademark portfolio may have been impacted by this scheme, please contact us immediately.

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