Trademark Engine Review: They Ripped Me Off

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Beware of Trademark Engine, as it can be a scam if you’re not cautious. When LegalZoom couldn’t assist me with filing my first trademark in June 2022 (I actually like LZ, but there was a conflict of interest), I turned to Trademark Engine. However, my experience with them was far from satisfactory. Here’s my Trademark Engine review.

Trademark Engine Review: A Service I Don’t Need

During the registration process, they automatically enrolled me in their Trademark Monitoring service, even though I didn’t have any trademarks to monitor at that time.

Numerous Attempts To Cancel With No Response: The Runaround

They charged me $175 per quarter for this service, and despite my numerous attempts to cancel and request a refund via email, chat, and phone, I received zero response. Every time I called, they promised that someone from the billing department would contact me to cancel the service and provide a refund, but to no avail. This frustrating back-and-forth continued until July of this year.

No Refund

Fed up with the situation, I finally resorted to threatening them via email, stating that I would share my negative experience online. Only then did a billing representative reach out and offer to refund the most recent quarter but insisted that the remaining $700 for the services rendered was non-refundable.


Essentially, I was charged for a service that I had absolutely no use for and was left feeling ripped off because they failed to respond to my refund requests. If you’re considering filing a trademark, I highly recommend going through LegalZoom or an attorney. Not only will the cost be similar or even lower, but they also provide a reliable refund policy.

Trademark Engine Review - Not Legit - No Refund - Scam

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Shawn Plummer is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, insurance agent, and annuity broker with over 14 years of first-hand experience with annuities and insurance. Since beginning his journey in 2009, he has been pivotal in selling and educating about annuities and insurance products. Still, he has also played an instrumental role in training financial advisors for a prestigious Fortune Global 500 insurance company, Allianz. His insights and expertise have made him a sought-after voice in the industry, leading to features in renowned publications such as Time Magazine, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Health Magazine, and many more. Shawn’s driving ambition? To simplify retirement planning, he ensures his clients understand their choices and secure the best insurance coverage at unbeatable rates.

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