We have had several sophisticated large businesses pay thousands of dollars to Fraud Criminal Enterprises, who sent Fake Official Notices. Trademark Fraud by Email!
USPTO’s Mandatory Owner Email Requirement:
Historically, providing applicant email information was optional. Most trademark practitioners left owner email blank to protect clients from the Criminal Privacy Phishing Fraud Scams that are occurring to unsuspecting trademark owners. As of February 15, 2020, the submission of an Applicant/Registrant email is now mandatory.
We Use a Dedicated Spam Email Address to Protect Clients from Phishing and Trademark Scams
The Trademark Office Regulations allow use of a generic dedicated email address for applicants who are represented by counsel to use any email address for the “trademark owner,” so long as it is different from the email address for the trademark owner’s attorney. Accordingly, we created a dedicated email for use in protecting clients from email Phishing, Trademark Scams, and Fraudulent Official Payment Notices.