There are a couple steps trademark owners can take to prevent the importation into the United States of counterfeit goodsgray-market goods, or goods that bear confusingly similar marks. First, the owner of a trademark registration or the user of a trade name for six months can record their marks with U.S. Customs who can stop the importation of such goods. Second, the trademark owner can petition the International Trade Commission who has the power to issue temporary or permanent exclusion orders that bar the importation of goods.