The trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threatens America’s innovation economy, the competitiveness of our businesses, the livelihoods of U.S. workers, and, in some cases, national security and the health and safety of consumers.
The trade in these illegitimate goods is associated with smuggling and other criminal activities, and often funds criminal enterprises. CBP protects businesses and consumers every day through an aggressive Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement program. CBP targets and seizes imports of counterfeit and pirated goods, and enforces exclusion orders on patent-infringing and other IPR violative goods.
In support of this mission, DHS maintains a database containing public versions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection intellectual property rights recordations.
Recordations can be retrieved based on simple or complex search characteristics using keywords and Boolean operators. IPRS has the added functionality of restricting searches to specific fields and record types. IPRS contains expired as well as current records and by default excludes expired records.
This database is updated nightly (except Saturday and Sunday) at approx. 4:00 AM EST. Those basing import/exports transactions based upon data contained within IPRS are reminded that recordation information is updated by CBP personnel daily.