Bloomberg Law writes, “U.S. attorneys could face discipline if they accept foreign offers of money to put their names on trademark applications, the Patent and Trademark Office warned. The agency said Feb 22 it received reports of foreign solicitations from “China and perhaps elsewhere” in apparent efforts to circumvent proposed new rules requiring a U.S. attorney to file trademark applications.”

Director Monica Riva Talley was quoted in the article, “Trademark Office Warns of Foreign Solicitation of Attorney Info (1),” published by Bloomberg Law about her experience with a foreign solicitation, which was more straightforward than the standard collaborative practice.