Spike in trademark solicitation warnings highlights need for speedy industry response

Yesterday the Australian IP Office posted a warning to users that an entity named World Intelligent Property Office is sending unsolicited letters to the holders of international registrations and their representatives, inviting them to pay fees for registering/publishing their trademarks and using a similar name, logo, address and contact details to those of WIPO. This is just the latest in a spate of recent trademark solicitation mailings, illustrating the need for increased action.

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