Licensing Agreements & Costs

Licensing Agreements

Learfield offers the following types of licensing agreements to manufacturers:

Standard License

The Standard License is intended for companies that desire to produce licensed products for general resale to local and national retail channels, plus on-campus internal consumption. Standard Licensees are required to comply with all licensing policies, including royalty rates, advances, labeling and artwork guidelines, etc. Standard Licensees are also required to carry a $1 million general liability policy to indemnify the institute.

Internal Usage License

The Internal Usage License is intended for companies that desire to only produce licensed products for internal use at the selected institution. Such products cannot be resold. Restricted Licensees must submit all artwork for approval prior to production.

Learfield requires each licensee to submit quality samples with their application. The quality samples are required for each type of product the respective client wishes to produce. Learfield inspects the samples for overall quality, material content, durability, and logo application methods. Learfield subjects any uncommon, questionable or potentially high-risk products to further review, in direct consultation with CSUSB.

Costs

All license agreements expire on June 30 of any given year. Initial fees may be pro-rated and the initial agreement length may not equal one year, depending on the date of application.

The following tables estimate annual costs for obtaining and holding a license through Learfield for CSUSB. The actual costs may vary depending on the circumstances.

Standard License  (produce merchandise for resale) Cost
CSUSB Royalty Rate 10%
First-time Application Admin Fee 
(vendor is not licensed with any Learfield Licensing client institutions)
$250.00

Existing Licensee  Admin Fee 
(vendor is already licensed with other Learfield Licensing client institutions and adding CSUSB)

$100.00

License Renewal Admin Fee 
(vendor is licensed and license agreement is up for renewal for the next year)

1 school = $150

2-5 schools = $300

Annual Advance Fees

$0.00

General Product Liability Insurance Policy

Varies

Learfield OLP Hangtags

$64.00 to $100.00

 

Internal Usage License (produce merchandise for the school that are not for resale) Cost
CSUSB Royalty Rate 0%
First-time Application Admin Fee

(vendor is not licensed with any Learfield Licensing client institutions)

$250.00

Existing Licensee  Admin Fee 
(vendor is already licensed with other Learfield Licensing client institutions and adding CSUSB)

$100.00

License Renewal Admin Fee​ 
(vendor is licensed and license agreement is up for renewal for the next year)

1 school = $150

2-5 schools = $300

Annual Advance Fees

$0.00

General Product Liability Insurance Policy

not required

Learfield OLP Hangtags

not required

 

Trademarx Online: Trademarx Online Learfield's Trademarx Online is the artwork distribution program that provides subscribers with production ready digital logo sheets.

Learfield OLP Hangtags: Standard Licensees are required to place Learfield OLP Hangtags on all products.

Product Liability Insurance: All Standard Licensees are required to carry product liability insurance. Cost can vary depending on insurance agent/provider.

Administration Fees and Royalty Advances Invoicing: 

  • First-time licensees are invoiced after application review
  • Existing licensees are invoiced upon license request