At this point, there are too many trademark scams to count. While the number of scams continues to increase, the more alarming aspect is that there are frequently new types of scams. Trademark Omega is a scam trademark company literally trying to scare you into registering your trademark through misleading solicitations.
What Is the Trademark Omega Scam?
If you stumbled on this post from Google, my guess is that you received an email from a “Sr. Intellectual Property Attorney” for Trademark Omega. That email probably looks a lot like this:
Why Have They Contacted Me?
The purpose of this email is to try and scare business owners into hiring Trademark Omega to file a trademark application. The first sentence tells the reader that the email is from a “legal department.” Receiving an unexpected email or letter from an attorney can be scary and immediately puts the owner on the defensive.
The email states that someone else is intending to register the brand name of your business. In the example above, you can see there was an issue where the actual brand name did not make it into the email template. Instead, it just has quotes without the name inside. Also, the email says that it is mandatory to register your trademark in order to own the federal trademark rights.
The purpose of the email is to imply that the recipient needs to file a federal trademark application as soon as possible in order to avoid someone else registering it first. And wouldn’t you know, Trademark Omega can help you with filing your application!
What Is Misleading About This Solicitation?
First, this email is misleading because Trademark Omega claims to know that there is an “applicant” out there seeking to register the same brand name. Obviously this “mystery applicant” is not their client, or they would not be reaching out to you (potentially violating the law by doing so). So how do they know someone else intends to register the name? It is most likely that this entire scenario is completely made up. By misleading you, they hope to scare you into using their service to file a trademark application.
In addition, the line that “…it is mandatory to register your mark to hold the ownership rights federally” is misleading. This is phrased to make it sound like you have to register your trademark with the federal government, which is not true. In actuality, this sentence is a simple truism: in order to have federal trademark registration rights you must register your trademark federally.” The phrasing makes it sound more ominous than necessary.
Finally, the sender of this email has an email signature indicating his title as “Sr. Intellectual Property Attorney.” However, Trademark Omega’s website states that they “are not a law firm.”
Should I Trust Trademark Omega?
It is true that failure to register your trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office can cause issues for your business. A federal registration is a very valuable asset. However, you should not trust Trademark Omega, which sends out misleading solicitations, to assist you with federal registration.
At the time of writing this post, Trademark Omega seems to be a relatively new company. There are not many reviews out there for it, but the few that I see are very negative and also classify the company as spammers.
Have You Received a Scam Email from Trademark Omega?
If you are unsure whether you have received a scam solicitation, or if you are interested in federal trademark registration, I would be happy to assist you. Please feel free to call me at (480) 360-3499, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the contact form found on this page to schedule your free initial consultation today. I look forward to speaking with you.