Recordation of Trademark Registrations with United States Customs and Border Protection

Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at September 16, 2005 12:05 PM




Please note that 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 CPB 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 who actively monitor imports to prevent the importation of goods bearing infringing registered marks can view the recordation database at each of the ports of entry where these officers work.


Information about how to obtain a recordation, and about CBP's Intellectual Property Rights border enforcement program, is available at CBP's web site,

UPDATE: A reader asked where I found this. The answer: "The text came from an insert inside a trademark registration I received this morning from the USPTO."
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Richard A. Schafer Says:

September 16, 2005 02:02 PM

Is this a PTO notice, or something generated by Rethink(IP)? I could not find this notice anywhere on the PTO web site.

Regardless, I appreciate learning about the CBP process, which I was unaware of.

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