Tuesday, December 15, 2015
BYU EXTENDS LICENSING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLLEGIATE LICENSING COMPANY
ATLANTA, GA (December 15, 2015) – The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the licensing affiliate of IMG College, today announced a 10-year extension of its global partnership with Brigham Young University (BYU) to continue managing the school’s successful trademark licensing program. CLC began partnering with BYU in 1981.
"Brigham Young University is pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with CLC,” said Adam Parker, Manager of Licensing and Trademarks. "We believe CLC has a unique ability to help us expand the brand of BYU, and stay true to the principles and values that exemplify our university. We are excited to grow our retail and online market presence throughout the world, and with CLC’s help, we are confident that will happen."
Officially-licensed product for BYU is now sold at more than 883 retail locations, an increase of more the 100% since 2013. BYU has achieved greater in-store distribution by participating in CLC’s exclusive national retail marketing platforms, including College Colors Day, Rock Your Colors and Holiday Cheer Section.
“BYU has been a leader in the licensing industry, and CLC is extremely excited to continue our long-lasting partnership with one of our first partner institutions,” said Denise Lamb, Vice President, CLC. “BYU has been extremely dedicated in continuing to invest in its licensing program, and CLC is honored to work with a partner that deeply engages CLC’s resources.”
Revenue from the sale of BYU licensed products supports both academics, through scholarships, and athletics.
CLC, the leading collegiate licensing agency in the U.S., signed or extended its licensing agreements with more than 50 partner institutions in 2015. CLC currently represents nearly 200 collegiate institutions, including 30 bowl games, the NCAA and the College Football Playoff.
Brigham Young University seeks to develop students of faith, intellect and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. Established in 1875, the university provides an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Known for its academically minded and internationally experienced student body, its world-class teaching and its beautiful mountain location, BYU is also recognized for its extensive language programs, talented performing arts ensembles, outstanding sports programs and devotion to combining solid scholarship with the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency.
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Contact: Andrew Giangola, IMG, 646-871-2401, firstname.lastname@example.org