US CBP Announces On-Line Recordation of IPRs
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service has announced the implementation of the Intellectual Property Rights e-Recordation (IPRR) on-line system. This new system will allow right holders to electronically file IPR recordation applications, thus significantly reducing the amount of time required to process paper applications. Some additional benefits of the new 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.
According to the IPRR website, 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. By submitting this application on-line, you agree to supply the documents specified in 19 CFR 133.3 for trademarks, and 19 CFR 133.33 for copyrights, upon request by CBP. Failure to do so will result in your recordation being suspended pending receipt of the documents.