Chicago, IL asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Illinois

Q: I need help on a case for trade marking, I need to see if it’s real or not or a scam

2 Lawyer Answers
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Beverly Hills, CA

A: You may call or email me for a free consultation.

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›

A: To verify the authenticity of a trademark case, you should first review the official correspondence.

All legitimate communication regarding trademarks should come directly from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the law firm listed on the USPTO's website. Check the USPTO's online database, the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), to see if the trademark in question is registered or pending. Be cautious of any unsolicited offers or invoices related to your trademark; these could be fraudulent.

If you have received questionable emails or letters, you can report them to the USPTO for investigation. For peace of mind, you may also want to contact an attorney who can help you discern the legitimacy of the case and provide appropriate counsel on how to proceed.

Remember, if something seems too good to be true or unusually aggressive, it's wise to question its validity.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.