Monday, January 9, 2012

Scam Alert: GBO Inc, Trademark and Patent Dept.

A company claiming to need $960.00 to renew business trademarks is contacting area businesses via mail. GBO Inc. asks the mailing recipient to pay the fee by wire transfer or check.  This company is not a trademark or patent office. In their mailing, they say that they have found the information about the trademark from a free database. Trademarks are renewed directly with the U.S, Trademark and Patent Office. The offer costs an excessive amount more than it would cost if done by the holder of the trademark. Some people claim that it is only a listing service, which makes no sense, because they got the patent and trademark information from FREE listings.

Their address is: 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228. Miami, FL. and they use a Kansas phone number: (785) 925-4260.

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