Recording a trademark allows U.S. Customs to interdict the importation of counterfeit goods, goods with infringing marks, and gray-market goods. The government fee for recordation is $190, and the process involves providing the appropriate information on corporate stationary to: Intellectual Property Rights Branch, U.S. Customs Service, 1301 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Franklin Court, Washington, D.C. 20229. For more information on how to record, see the INTA publication entitled, Practitioner's Guide to the Recordation of Trademarks with Customs in the U.S. and the E.E.C., edited by June Gardner Kolbert and David Allen Latham. You may order this publication directly from the INTA at