One of my clients recently called in a panic because she had just received a notice that the trademarks I’d filed on her behalf were cancelled. As it turns out, the notice was a fake. It looked official and made reference to the USPTO, but tried to deceive her into paying the company that sent it extra money to revive the applications.
The USPTO enclosed a notice about these deceptive solicitations with a trademark I recently received. An article on their website describes the types of notices to watch out for and what to do if you receive one. In short, if you suspect a solicitation is deceptive, file a complaint with the FTC at www.FTC.gov.
Also, e-mail the USPTO at TMFeedback@uspto.gov, preferably including a copy of the
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