In last week’s ePestWorld newsletter, NPMA notified members about a so-called credentialing association named “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA.” That “association” is not affiliated with the National Pest Management Association (“NPMA”) in any manner. The names “National Pest Management Professional Association” and “NPMPA” are likely intended to create confusion with NPMA, whose trademarked name is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and thereby mislead pest control companies and their customers in violation of trade mark law 15 U.S.C. §§1051 et seq. NPMA is exploring its legal options. Meanwhile, please let us know immediately if you are contacted by anyone claiming to represent the “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA,” or become aware of any pest control company using either of those phrases in its advertising.