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CBP Accepting Renewals of Trademark and Copyright Recordations Online

Friday, May 09, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that effective May 8 owners of federally registered trademarks and copyrights who recorded their rights with CBP can renew their recordations online through the newly revised Intellectual Property Rights e-Recordation application rather than through paper filings. The revised application can also be used by trademark and copyright owners to update ownership information, request extensions of time for submitting renewals and check the status of pending applications.

CBP states that a separate application is required for each renewal sought and that applications will be processed in the order they are received. The renewal fee is $80 per copyright and $80 per international class of goods for which the trademark is recorded. By submitting this application online, owners agree to supply the documents specified in 19 CFR 133.7 for trademarks and 19 CFR 133. 37 for copyrights upon request by CBP. Failure to do so will result in the recordation being suspended pending receipt of the documents.

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