U.S. Customs & Border Protection e-Recordation Program
How to Obtain Border Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has the authority to detain, seize, forfeit, and ultimately destroy merchandise seeking entry into the United States if it bears an infringing trademark or copyright that has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the United States Copyright Office (USCOP), and has subsequently been recorded with CBP. As an intellectual property right (IPR) owner, you can partner with CBP to receive border enforcement of your registered trademarks and copyrights through CBP’s e-Recordation Program.New Recordation Renewal Change of Ownership Check Status Request 3 Month Extension
Making Changes to your Recordation
To update the information in an existing recordation, such as changing the Point of Contact, licensees or countries of manufacture, a request must be made on company letterhead and emailed to IPRRQuestions@cbp.dhs.gov indicating all recordation numbers for which the change is requested.
Programs Available to Recordation Holders
Visit https://www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues/ipr/protection for a description of all of the resources and programs available to recordation holders to partner with CBP in helping to enforce their intellectual property rights at the border.
IPRS Public SearchPublic versions of CBP recordations are available online via the Intellectual Property Rights Search System (IPRS).
IPRiS Internal DatabaseThe Intellectual Property Rights Internal Search System (IPRiS) contains all of the information submitted by the right holder, and is only accessible by CBP personnel and other U.S. government personnel that have a need to know.
30 Minute Time-out
The system will time-out after 30 minutes of inactivity on a single page, and incomplete applications will not be saved. Accordingly, please complete the application before exiting the system. Should your session time-out, please contact IPRRQuestions@cbp.dhs.gov and request that the application be deleted so that you can begin anew.
Retain for Your Records
Once you submit your application you can no longer access it, so we recommend that you "screen print" each page of the application and retain it 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.