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Record Your Trademarks with CBP

CBPs Intellectual Property Rights e-Recordation (IPRR) system, located at https://apps.cbp.gov/e-recordations/, allows right holders to electronically file IPR recordation applications, thus significantly reducing the amount of time normally required to process paper applications.  Some additional benefits of the system include:

  • Elimination of paper applications and supporting documents.
  • Copies of the certificate issued by the registering agency (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the Copyright Office) are retained by the right holder, not submitted to CBP.
  • Payment by credit card (preferred), check or money order.
  • Ability to upload images of the protected work or trademark, thus obviating the need to send samples to CBP.
  • Reduced time from filing of the application to enforcement by field personnel.

Information about how to obtain a recordation, and about CBP’s Intellectual Property Rights border enforcement program, is available at CBP’s website, www.cbp.gov.