Trademark Engine Review: They Ripped Me Off

Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

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

CEO, The Annuity Expert

I’m a licensed financial professional focusing on annuities and insurance for more than a decade. My former role was training financial advisors, including for a Fortune Global 500 insurance company. I’ve been featured in Time Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, and Women’s Health Magazine.

The Annuity Expert is an online insurance agency servicing consumers across the United States. My goal is to help you take the guesswork out of retirement planning or find the best insurance coverage at the cheapest rates for you. 

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