I wrote on this blog more than 18 moths ago about an under utilized benefit of U.S. trademark registration. Owners of federal trademark registrations for goods can file to record their trademark with U.S. Customs. Customs agents will then be on the lookout for infringers and knock-offs – policing your trademark for you. And the cost for Customs recordation is just $190 per International Class of goods.
Here are a few recent articles and press releases demonstrating why this small expense can be well worth the cost – particularly for maker of physical goods that are manufactured, imported or exported abroad:
- Counterfeit Sports Caps Seized by CBP
- CBP Seizes More Than 100,000 Baseball Caps and Toys for IPR Violations
- CBP Louisville Seizes More Than $900K in Counterfeit Watches