Mike Atkins at Seattle Trademark Lawyer provides this valuable warning.
Companies like this may provide a legitimate service. But from where I sit, it only looks like they’re trying to profit from trademark owners’ inexperience.
Watch out for them. The letter looks official, but it’s really just an official waste of money.
Atkins speaks the truth. Each trademark application I have filed on behalf of my clients has quickly been followed by a form from the “Trademark Monitoring and Notification Service.” The bad news: A few have been suckered in and paid the $385. The good news, the “Trademark Monitoring and Notification Service” has immediately refunded the $385 when presented with a polite request from counsel.