Friday, October 19, 2018

Unauthorized changes to trademark files

Unauthorized changes have been made to a number of active trademark applications and registrations. These changes may be part of a scheme to register the marks of others on third-party “brand registries.” Unauthorized parties have filed forms through our Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) to make these changes. Although these instances affect a small percentage of total applications and registrations, we want to make sure our customers are aware of the problem as we work to resolve it.

See our webpage on unauthorized changes for steps to take if you believe your trademark application or registration has been impacted by an unauthorized change.