Michael E. McCabe, Jr. was quoted on March 4, 2019 in an article published in Corporate Counsel, entitled Patent Lawyer Fights Identity Theft Over Fraudulent USPTO Filings From China (by Phillip Bantz) (sub. req’d). The Corporate Counsel article discusses a Canadian lawyer who had her identity stolen and used without her consent on hundreds of trademark applications filed in the USPTO on behalf of trademark applicants from China, all of whom forged the lawyer’s identity in an effort to mislead or deceive the USPTO. The article underscored the ease with which attorneys can have their identities stolen and the need for counsel to remain vigilant in the face of growing fraud in U.S. trademark practices.
A related article, entitled This Patent Agent’s Name was Forged on Hundreds of USPTO Docs: How She Coped (by Phillip Bantz), also was published in Law.Com.