Vanderbilt University Extends Licensing Partnership with Collegiate Licensing Company

Thursday, January 28, 2016

ATLANTA, GA (January 28, 2015) – The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the licensing affiliate of IMG College, today announced a five-year extension of its global partnership with Vanderbilt University to continue managing the University’s successful trademark licensing program. CLC began its partnership with Vanderbilt in 2007.
 
Officially-licensed product for Vanderbilt is now sold at more than 935 retail locations, with royalties increasing more than 165% since the inception of the partnership. Vanderbilt 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.
 
“We are honored to extend our partnership with Vanderbilt as we continue to expand the reach of its prestigious brand at retail through unique consumer-focused programs,” said Cory Moss, SVP and Managing Director for CLC.  “Vanderbilt’s trademark licensing team has established itself as dynamic leaders in the industry, and I look forward to our staff working side-by-side with the University to maximize the value of the Vanderbilt brand.”
 
Revenue from the sale of Vanderbilt licensed products supports scholarships.
 
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 athletic conferences, more than 30 bowl games, the NCAA, the Heisman Trophy Trust, and the College Football Playoff.
 
About Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting-edge research, liberal arts education, nationally recognized schools of law, business, medicine, nursing and divinity, one of the nation's top-ranked graduate schools of education, and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to address the complex questions affecting our health, culture and society. Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the brightest students from across the nation and around the world.
 
About IMG
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 one of the largest independent producers and distributors 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, a leading global entertainment agency.
 
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Contact: Andrew Giangola, IMG, 646-871-2401, andrew.giangola@img.com