USPTO sanctions scammers for fraudulently filing thousands of applications

Published on: 01/25/2022 16:49 PM



Trademark Alert


USPTO sanctions scammers for fraudulently filing thousands of applications

On January 25, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an order for sanctions against Abtach Ltd., 360 Digital Marketing LLC, and Retrocube LLC. These entities operated a series of low-cost trademark filing and design websites used to defraud trademark owners and the USPTO. Our investigation uncovered significant fraud resulting in over 5,500 invalidly filed applications.

Because of this fraudulent activity, we must terminate applications filed through these entities. If these terminations affect your application, consider following these steps. You can find more information on what to do if you have been the victim of a scam on our website.

The USPTO has dedicated extensive resources to fight trademark fraud. Read our recent blog post on our comprehensive efforts to protect trademark owners, applicants, and the U.S. trademark register.


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