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  • Hilary Sumner

USPTO Spoofing Scam - Beware!

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Recently USPTO Trademark applicants have been receiving calls from scammers claiming to be from the USPTO. The call identifier may note “USPTO”; however, these calls are being spoofed. Generally speaking, you will not receive a call from the USPTO unless you are a pro se applicant and have a trademark that is currently in the prosecution phase. In such a case, the caller will identify the application and their name which should correspond to the application under examination and they will never ask for money or personal information. You should hang up if you receive such a call and contact the examiner directly if you are in doubt.

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