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CLC, Clemson Officials to Crack Down on Counterfeit Merchandise

CLC, Clemson Officials to Crack Down on Counterfeit Merchandise

CLEMSON, SC (April 6, 2017) – As the Clemson Tigers prepare to wrap up spring practice, the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and the Clemson Athletic Department are taking necessary measures to address the potential sale of counterfeit and unlicensed merchandise around the the 2017 Spring Game Weekend.

CLC, the licensing affiliate of IMG College and exclusive licensing agent for Clemson, is working closely with investigators and local law enforcement to patrol the marketplace in search of counterfeiters selling “knock-off” Clemson merchandise. Counterfeit merchandise is subject to seizure per state and federal laws.

As fans gather to watch the reigning national champions prepare for their 2017 season, they should be aware of counterfeiters looking to capitalize on the excitement of fans in town to cheer on the Tigers.

Tips for purchasing officially licensed Clemson merchandise:

officially licensed merchandise should display the “Officially Licensed Collegiate Product” hologram somewhere on the product or hangtag. All merchandise should have the appropriate trademark designations (i.e., TM, â) next to a specific name or design.

  • The merchandise should depict Clemson logos and trademarks in a tasteful manner. 
  • The tag on the garment should be intact. A torn or missing tag is evidence of a second-hand garment, one that probably would not meet the stringent quality standards put in place by Clemson’s trademark licensing program.
  • All merchandise should bear the name of the manufacturer somewhere on the product, either in the form of a hangtag, a neck label or screen-printed directly on the garment. 

Clemson has continually ranked among CLC’s top-selling institutions on an annual basis. Royalties generated from the sale of officially licensed collegiate products go back to the go back to the University to provide valuable resources for enhancing various initiatives on campus.

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