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Warning About Misleading Notices Concerning Trademarks

Some trademark applicants and registrants have paid fees to private companies, mistakenly thinking they were paying fees required by the USPTO.   IF YOU RECEIVE ANY QUESTIONABLE SOLICITATIONS ABOUT YOUR TRADEMARK APPLICATION OR REGISTRATION WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT US OR YOUR ATTORNEY.

To educate the public and help trademark owners identify these potentially misleading offers and notices, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has publicly posted some solicitations they have received complaints about. Please click on the names below to see an image of the listed entity's solicitation. None of these examples are official U.S. government or international governmental notices.

For examples of solicitations concerning international applications and registrations, see the official World Intellectual Property Organization "Warning" webpage (link is external).

If you were misled and paid money to any companies not on this list, we encourage you to email the Trademark Office at TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov (link sends e-mail). Please include copies of the solicitation and the envelope it came in so they can assess whether to add the sender to the list.

World Organization for Trademarks (WOTRA) (Hungary) (NEW)

Patent & Trademark Resource Center (Seattle & Woodinville, WA)

Patent and Trademark Organization (New York, NY)

Trademark Office Ltd. (New York, NY)

U.S. Trademark Compliance Office (Wilmington, DE)

Patent & Trademark Bureau (Philadelphia, PA)

Patent & Trademark Office (Jersey City, NJ)

Patent & Trademark Office (555 Madison Ave., New York, NY) 

Patent & Trademark Office (299 Park Ave., New York, NY)

Patent & Trademark Agency (New York, NY)

Trademark and Patent Office (Los Angeles, CA)

P.T.M.A. Patent and Trademark Association (New York, NY)

Trademark Compliance Center (version 1) (Alexandria, VA)  

Trademark Compliance Center (version 2) (Alexandria, VA)

Trademark Compliance Center (Washington, DC)

Trademark Compliance Office (Arlington, VA) 

Trademark Registration and Monitoring Office (Past Due Notice) (Los Angeles, CA)

Trademark Registration and Monitoring Office (Intellectual Property Rights Recordation Alert) (Los Angeles, CA)

United States Trademark Registration Office (Los Angeles, CA)

Trademark Renewal Service (Washington, DC)

Trademark Renewal Service (New York, NY)

Intellectual Property Services USA Incorporated (Alexandria, VA)

Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. (London, U.K.)

Registration of International Trademark WDTP (Praha, Czech Republic)

WIPT World Patents Trademarks (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

WPAT World Patents Trademarks (Bratislava, Slovak Republic) (version 1)

WPAT World Patents Trademarks (Bratislava, Slovak Republic) (version 2)

GLOPAT Global Patents & Trademarks (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

United States Trademark Maintenance Service (version 1) (Arizona)

United States Trademark Maintenance Service (version 2) (Arizona)

U.S. Trademark Compliance Service (Phoenix, AZ)

IPTO International Patent & Trademark Organization (Brno, Czech Republic)

IPTA Registration of the International Trademark (Brno, Czech Republic)

TM Collection (Szombathely, Hungary)

Patent Trademark Register

Register of International Patents and Trademarks (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

Trademark Safeguard - Trademark Monitoring Service (New York, NY)

USTM Information Services (Idaho Falls, ID)

Brand Registration Office (Trademark Selection Edition) (Washington, DC)

TM Edition (2012 version) (Szentendre, Hungary)

TM Edition (2015 version) (Szentendre, Hungary)

TM-DB Register of Protected Trademarks (Minneapolis, MN)

TM-DB Register of Protected Trademarks (Washington, DC)

TM-DB Register of Protected Trademarks (Wilmington, DE)

TM-DB Register of Protected Trademarks (Pearland, TX)

IOPR - Intellectual Office Property Register (Beaverton, OR)

GBO, Inc., Trademark and Patent Dep. (Miami, FL)

IPTI - International Patent & Trademark Index (Czech Republic)

IP Direct - Registration of the International Trademark (Czech Republic)

RPT Servis - Registration of the International Trademark (Czech Republic)

TPP - Trademark & Patent Publications (Poland)