Record Trademarks With Customs

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security, maintains a trademark recordation system for marks registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Parties who register their marks on the Principal Register may record these marks with CBP, to assist CBP in its efforts to prevent the importation of goods that infringe registered marks. The recordation database includes information regarding all recorded marks, including images of these marks. CBP officers monitor imports to prevent the importation of goods bearing infringing marks, and can access the recordation database at each of the 317 ports of entry.

CBP maintains the Intellectual Property Rights e-Recordation (IPRR) system. This system allows right holders to electronically file IPR recordation applications, thus significantly reducing the amount of time normally required to process paper applications.

Information about how to obtain a recordation, and about CBP's Intellectual Property Rights border enforcement program is here.  Or, go directly to the CBP recordation page.


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