Don’t respond to emails from a certain ‘Anthony Lewis’ of Trademark Rising urging you to register your brand name or someone else would do so. Though it looks convincing, it is a polished scam. The email is just a ploy to get you to pay for fake trademark registration fees.

We’ve seen lots of these scam emails over the past few months, and here’s a breakdown of how it works, plus its red flags.

How The Trademark Rising Scam Works

Once you call the number listed on the email, which allegedly belongs to that of the attorney ‘Anthony Lewis’, you’ll be redirected to someone with a foreign accent. This person would try to convince you that you’ve limited time to register your brand.

He would insist that you make payment to Trademark Rising so he’d register your brand for you. Once you make the payment, the scammer would spoof the USPTO logo and send you fake receipts. They do not register the trademark under USPTO.

The final stage of this scam is the disappearing act. How does this happen? by ceasing communication with you.


A couple of small business owners sent us the following messages, detailing their experience with Anthony Lewis of

“I received an email stating that my website domain is about to be registered as a trademark by someone else. It had lots of legal mumbo jumbo that made it seem legit. Called and spoke with Anthony Lewis and he convinced me to register my domain with Did so, but shows my trademark application hasn’t been registered

Red Flags of This Scam

The legal mumbo jumbo on the email is just a trick to make recipients believe that it’d be a copyright infringement if someone else register their brand name. The truth is; Use in commerce under common law will not become infringement even if the junior trademark holder registers their trademark.

610 s broadway los angeles ca 90014 is listed as the firm’s address. However, when we searched on maps, we discovered there are no law firm in that location. There are only spas, jewellery centre s, hair saloon and bar at the given address.

For a company that claims to have registered more than 6 million businesses, they don’t have a BBB page or a TrustPilot page. Interestingly, the website itself ‘’ was registered on 25th March 2024. it’s impossible to have registered up to 6 million businesses in that short while.

The websites involve in this trademark scam share same website design, content, and address with Trademark Swift and Trademark Troop– exposed scams. They even go as far as impersonating real attorneys; James D Kleeger, Kelvin Parker, etc.

What You Should Do

Do Not Engage

Do not attempt to reply the email as responding can lead to more scams. The best action you should take in this scenario is to totally ignore these emails.

Seek Legitimate Counsel

The next action you should take as a business owner or brand owner is to consult with a reputable trademark attorney for genuine concerns.

Educate Your Staff and Colleagues

Informing your staff and colleagues about this latest scam would ensure they do not fall prey to it. Upon receiving similar emails, they’d be cautious and know the right steps to take.

How To Avoid Trademark Scams

  • Ignore Unsolicited calls or emails that are not from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from its domain “
  • Consult an IP attorney if you have any concerns about misleading info you’ve received about trademarks.
  • Always vet a company thoroughly before using their services. This you can do by searching for reviews or complaints on TrustPilot and Better Business Bureau.
  • Ask detailed questions about their registration process, fees, and what specific services are included.
  • Never pay questionable third parties through irreversible means like wire transfers, gift cards or crypto. Responsible firms will have no issue with you using credit cards/payment methods offering fraud protection.

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By Judith Davidson

I am Judith Davidson, a Cyber Security Professional. I am the founder, Investigator and Author of I started working as a Cyber Fraud Researcher in 2019 when I saw lots of people falling victims to fraudulent websites pretending to sell disinfectants, masks and wipes during the Covid19 pandemic. Since then, I've saved millions of people from online scams.

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