April 6, 2018
Licensing group protects official merchandise surrounding the College Football Playoff.
CLC, the trademark licensing affiliate of IMG College and the exclusive licensing partner of the CFP, Clemson and Alabama, worked closely with local law enforcement officials in Phoenix and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations to control the merchandise being sold surrounding the CFP National Championship.
Enforcement efforts surrounding the CFP began last week at the playoff semifinals, where more than 2,500 counterfeit items were seized with a retail value totalling more than $70,000.
There are 48 companies that are officially licensed to produce approved merchandise bearing the marksof the College Football Playoff, all of which will display the phrase Officially Licensed Collegiate Product or the CFP’s Extra Yard for Teachers hologram somewhere on the product or hangtag.
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