Director Monica Riva Talley was quoted in the article “Trademark Office Data Leak Leaves Applicants Vulnerable to Fraud,” published by Bloomberg Law. From the article:

“Attorneys said the biggest concern with regard to clients’ addresses being made public is increased exposure to fraudulent activities by bad-faith actors.

‘What we’ve seen as a result, I believe, of the data breach, but also just generally, is that our clients are getting even more spam phone calls, texts, mail, you name it, from any number of these fraudulent entities,’ said Monica Riva Talley, head of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC’s trademark and brand protection practice.

Talley said ‘not a day goes by’ where a client doesn’t send her a scam notice they’ve received asking if any action is required of them for their trademark registration application.

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