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USPTO warns TM attorneys of foreign foul play

Ellie Mertens, New York

Some foreign trademark attorneys are looking to cheat a proposed rule by the USPTO by bribing US attorneys in order to use their information

A spate of foreign fraudsters, particularly from China, have approached US trademark attorneys and offered to pay to use their information in filings, following the USPTO’s proposed requirement that foreign filers be represented by US counsel.

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