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Concern over fraudulent USPTO imitation site

A website linked to Pakistani trade mark filing platforms has been revealed to be impersonating the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) website. The offending site uses text and phone numbers taken directly from the USPTO’s ‘Trademark Assistant Centre’ platform. This is not the first instance of its kind for the USPTO with a number of similar imitation websites having popped up in recent times, many of which also linked to entities based in Karachi, Pakistan. It is believed that the USPTO is now taking action to have the current iteration removed from Google searches. In light of this, the EU Intellectual Property Office and other IP offices have urged applicants and proprietors to exercise caution and check the domain name of any site purporting to the USPTO or any other IP office prior to utilising any of its supposed services. This demonstrates the importance of remaining vigilant online and checking the authenticity of any site, particularly those on which you may be submitting potentially sensitive information. If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com. in: Companies, EU/International, Legal News, News, Passing Off, Regulatory, Trade Marks Share this page

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