All products bearing Illinois State University's name or marks/logos require a license. This accomplishes several things: allows the University to control its identity and how it's used and perceived; establishes oversight for maintaining the University's commitment to fair labor practices; and grants the manufacturer the right to say it's producing officially licensed products.
The University reserves the right to reject a licensee or product if it deems that product reflects poorly on the University. Products that will not be allowed include, but are not limited to, those associated with alcohol, tobacco or firearms and sexually oriented products. The University also strives to ensure minimum standards for product quality and requires manufacturer liability insurance.
Yes. The availability of Illinois State University merchandise produced by quality manufacturers is part of the University's overall marketing strategy. Therefore, Illinois State University and its licensing agent, IMG College Licensing (IMGCL), typically offer two types of license:
We also offer a crafter's license and one-time special use licenses on a limited basis.
IMG College Licensing will guide you through the licensing process. Please contact Kelley Burke at IMG College Licensing at (678) 460-3706 or Kelley.Burke@img.com. More information can also be found at clc.com.
Once your license has been approved, you'll be granted access to all Illinois State University artwork. When your designs are completed, you'll upload them via IMGCL's proprietary BrandManager360 website. After that, you'll receive notification of approval or need for corrections, often within hours.
We're happy to do what we can to point you in the right direction. You can contact IMG College Licensing at (678) 460-3706 or Kelley.Burke@img.com or Illinois State University's manager of trademark and licensing, Dani Schroeder, at (309) 438-4331 or dmkabbe@IllinoisState.edu.
Please feel free to contact IMG College Licensing at (678) 460-3706 or Kelley.Burke@img.com or Illinois State University's manager of trademark and licensing, Dani Schroeder, at (309) 438-4331 or dmkabbe@IllinoisState.edu.