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CBP Announces Online Tool for Renewal of Trademark and Copyright Records

Posted May 12, 2014

Effective May 8, the owners of federally registered trademarks and copyrights who recorded their rights with Customs and Border Protection can renew their recordation online through the newly revised Intellectual Property Rights (IPPR) e-Recordation application.

The online tool will enable 32,000 trademark and copyright owners to renew their recordation electronically rather than through paper filings.

The IPRR is an essential component of CBP’s intellectual property compliance effort which targets and seizes imports of counterfeit and pirated goods, and enforces exclusion orders on patent-infringing and other IPR violative goods.

The revised application also can be used by trademark and copyright owners to update ownership information, request extensions of time for submitting renewals and to check on the status of pending applications.

The recordation fee for copyrights is $190. The recordation fee for trademarks is $190 per International Class of goods. By submitting this application on-line, users agree to supply the documents specified in 19 CFR 133.3 for trademarks, and 19 CFR 133.33 for copyrights, upon request by CBP.

For more information, please email the Intellectual Property Rights Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, at hqiprbranch@dhs.gov, or call Paul Pizzeck at (202) 325-0057, or Charles Steuart at (202) 325-0093.