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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C./photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently sounded an alarm about a scheme in which Chinese residents offer to pay U.S. lawyers to use their information in trademark filings, which could constitute the unauthorized practice of law. But in some cases, scammers in China and elsewhere are allegedly using attorneys’ signatures in trademark registration filings without permission.

Phillip Bantz

Phillip Bantz is a reporter for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @PhillipBantz.

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