Topic: Trademark scams

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"Act smart against scammers": EUIPO and Europol release report highlighting misleading IP invoices

The criminals behind these fraudulent schemes can generate an estimated annual turnover of up to €16 million each, the report finds.

03 May 2023

“We are on top of it” – Vidal faces tough USPTO fraud questioning at US House subcommittee meeting

The US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, IP, and the Internet held a hearing focused on the oversight of the USPTO yesterday, with director Kathi Vidal taking questions for over an hour.

28 April 2023

Scams, rankings and the EUIPO: top stories you may have missed

We reveal the most-read WTR articles of 2023 so far.

10 April 2023

Anatomy of a solicitation scheme: victim speaks out on dubious tactics of low-cost filing platform

Featured in WTR investigation exclusives

February 2023: In an exclusive investigation, WTR can reveal how a suspicious trademark filing entity lured in a small business owner via an allegedly misleading Google ad.

28 February 2023

Spoofed: USPTO warns of fraudulent phone calls that impersonate agency staff

The fraudulent campaign demonstrates how “scams continue to evolve and become more sophisticated”, claims the agency in an internal email.

02 February 2023

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