Friday, August 1, 2014

Trademark Registration

It is official now.  "Shier" is a registered U.S. trademark.  I received this certificate in the mail along with a notice about scam artists who mine the USPTO registration database and send fake invoices to anyone who registers a trademark. The scammer letters say "you owe us x amount for registering your mark internationally."  The x amount is typically $2500, which they ask you to wire directly to a Czech or Russian bank.  There were 5 scam letters arriving at the same time as the certificate.