Trademark registration scam from WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks

Businesses in Australia who have registered a trademark are currently being hit by a scam that originates from a company that calls themselves WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks.  Their website is located at wotra-register.com. An example of one of their letters, which strongly resembles an invoice that requires payment, is shown below. Registering a… Continue reading Trademark registration scam from WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks

Warning: trademark renewal from PTMO – Patent & Trademark Organisation

A number of trademark owners in Australia, particularly those in the high profile travel and tourism sector, have recently received an official looking letter from PTMO (Patent & Trademark Organisation) advising that their trademark is expiring and the steps that need to be taken to renew it. Trademarks, or brands, are used to uniquely identify… Continue reading Warning: trademark renewal from PTMO – Patent & Trademark Organisation

Trademark publication scam now hitting Australian travel & tourism businesses

Australian travel and tourism businesses are regularly the target of scams that are designed to defraud them. Recently, there’s been a wave of scams directed at those businesses who have registered a trademark. What you get is an unsolicited letter in the post that features an image of your trademark, your personal contact details and… Continue reading Trademark publication scam now hitting Australian travel & tourism businesses