Welcome to the Intellectual Property Rights e-Recordation (IPRR) application.
CBP IPR Enforcement Register Copyright Trademark
The filing of this electronic application will begin the administrative recordation process with CBP. A separate application is required for each recordation sought. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. The recordation fee for copyrights is $190. The recordation fee for trademarks is $190 per International Class of goods.
We recommend that you have the following materials and information readily available before you begin the application process:
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Registration Number or the U.S. Copyright Office Registration Number
  • Digital images of the protected mark/work in ".jpg," ".gif" or ".pdf" format that accurately depict the right to be protected. Individual image files are limited to 2MB.
  • Evidence of a pending application for registration at the U.S. Copyright Office, if recording an unregistered copyright with CBP.
  • Familiarization with the applicable regulations: Trademarks: 19 CFR 133.1 et seq.   Copyrights: 19 CFR 133.31 et seq.

FORM OF PAYMENT The recordation fee may be made either by credit card or check. Please be advised that applications paid for by check could be delayed up to six weeks. All incoming mail is processed through CBP's mailroom at the Ronald Reagan Building, which includes irradiation and sorting. It is then transferred to the Office of Trade, Regulations & Rulings, where it is sorted again for final delivery to the IPR Branch. We apologize in advance for any delay this may cause in providing enforcement. On the other hand, applications paid for on-line with a credit card are generally processed within three (3) business days.

COVID-19 Alert

During the declared national emergency, applicants are encouraged to pay via credit card in light of the delays that may be occasioned in the processing of check payments.

RENEWALS OF EXISTING TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT RECORDATIONS A separate recordation application is required for each recordation renewal sought. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. The renewal fee for an unexpired copyright recordation is $80 and $190 for an expired copyright. For unexpired trademark recordations, the renewal fee is $80 per previously recorded International Class (IC) of goods and $190 for any additional IC’s added to a renewal not previously recorded. For expired trademark recordations, the fee is $190 per International Class of goods.

TEMPORARY RECORDATION OF UNREGISTERED COPYRIGHTS Temporary recordation of unregistered Copyrights is now available while your application for registration is pending at the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). Upon request (email to iprrquestions@cbp.dhs.gov), you will receive instructions for submitting an application for recordation of your copyright with CBP for border enforcement purposes. Proof of application to register your Copyright at the USCO is required.

Time Zone: Please note that all online applications are processed in our system on the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone.

Once your recordation application has been approved, you may view your CBP recordation using the Intellectual Property Rights Search (IPRS) database at: IPRS

Requests for assistance with the recordation application process should be directed to the Intellectual Property Rights Branch via email iprrquestions@cbp.dhs.gov or call (202)325-0020.

Instructions The system will time-out after 30 minutes of inactivity. Proceeding through the application resets the 30-minute timer on each page. Please complete the application before exiting the system, as incomplete applications will not be processed. If your application times out, please contact IPRRQUESTIONS@cbp.gov to delete the incomplete application before you can continue on. Please refrain from entering information just to "test" the system. Click TRADEMARK TRADEMARK Renewal or COPYRIGHT COPYRIGHT Renewal if you would like to view the application before you begin. Be sure to "screen print" each page as you move through the application process, and retain for your records.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement: An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection and a person is not required to respond to this information unless it displays a current valid OMB control number and an expiration date. The control number for this collection is 1651-0123. The estimated average time to complete this application is 2 hours per respondent. If you have any comments regarding the burden estimate you can write to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Intellectual Property Rights Branch, 90 K Street, N.E., 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20229-1177.
Privacy Act Statement: Please click Privacy Act Statement to view the Privacy Act Statement for IPRR.