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Show Your Colors: How to Legally Produce Patented Team Colors

Show Your Colors: How to Legally Produce Patented Team Colors

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Monday, September 10, 2018/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from Kristine Shreve and Printwear Magazine. Full article here.)

Carolina Blue. Clemson Orange. U of M Maize and Blue. Selling sports-themed apparel is big business, and it's a business that can be a huge profit center for a decorator. The problem is that such business also has its pitfalls and problems. What regulations and protections exist regarding who can produce items with the team colors and how do you find that information? When duplicating the colors how close is close enough to be a violation? What level of tolerance exists for variations and at what levels? Do you need to be licensed to produce such apparel and how do you secure the proper licensing? There's a lot to navigate if you want to sell apparel on the collegiate or professional level.  


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