Saturday September 23, 2017

 
» BECOME A LICENSEE

If you are interested in becoming an NHL Licensee, please review the information below:


IS YOUR COMPANY A CANDIDATE FOR AN NHL LICENSE?

Potential NHL licensees should meet the following requirements:

  • Your company must have a minimum of five years experience in manufacturing and distribution to retail.
  • Your company must have five years experience in each of the product categories for which you are seeking an NHL license.
  • Your company must be a manufacturer, not a middleman, distributor or promotional products company.
  • Meeting these requirements in no way guarantees that you will be granted an NHL license.

Please also note we do not grant NHL licenses for test market purposes.


INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

If your company meets the above criteria, please send us the following information:

  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Company phone number
  • Executive contact
  • Key executive biographies
  • Top line public financial information about your company
  • Short explanation about why you want to become an NHL licensee
  • Past company experience in consumer products

-          Manufacturing (overseas, domestic)

-          Distribution (relationships with retailers, current channels)

  • Proven track record in the form of past and present retail sales volume
  • Current distribution and territory(ies) covered
  • List of top 10 retailers currently serviced in each territory
  • Proposed product category(ies) (see below in section "CATEGORIES")
  • Realistic 2-year sales forecast for NHL-licensed products -- based on past performance of similar products
  • Current product catalog and sell sheets

DO NOT SEND PROPRIETARY CREATIVE IDEAS*


*LEGAL NOTICE REGARDING PROPRIETARY INFORMATION:

NHL Enterprises' policy is not to accept unsolicited submissions of creative ideas or materials. Accordingly, when you send us information about your company, do not include confidential or proprietary materials or information, such as product concepts, designs, stories, ideas, screenplays, original artwork, or other protectable creative materials or information. By not accepting any such unsolicited confidential or proprietary information, NHL Enterprises is seeking to avoid possible future misunderstandings when products developed by our own employees or partners might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. You acknowledge and agree that NHL Enterprises at all times has many products and projects in various stages of development, and that the results of these endeavors may be similar or identical to your own products or projects. If you disregard NHL Enterprises' policy and submit any creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, designs, stories, screenplays, original artwork, or other information (collectively, "Unsolicited Submissions"), you hereby release NHL Enterprises, the NHL, the NHL Member Clubs, and their respective employees, officers, partners, and affiliates (collectively, "NHLE") from any claims whatsoever with respect to the Unsolicited Submissions. None of the Unsolicited Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on NHLE's part and NHLE shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Unsolicited Submissions.


CATEGORIES

The products listed under each category heading are examples of the types of products NHLE has licensed - the category is not necessarily limited to what is listed:


APPAREL

  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Layette
  • Sleepwear

ACCESSORIES

  • Backpacks
  • Ties
  • Gloves
  • Socks

ELECTRONICS

  • Cameras
  • Phones
  • Computers
  • USB Keys




GIFTS & NOVELTIES

  • Magnets
  • Keychains
  • Pins

HEADWEAR

  • Coach-style caps
  • Toques

SPORTING GOODS

  • Sports equipment




STATIONERY &

PUBLISHING

  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Writing Instruments
  • School Supplies
  • Party Goods

TOYS & GAMES

  • Action Figures
  • Activity/Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Vehicles

TRADING CARDS & COLLECTIBLES

  • Trading cards
  • Authentic memorabilia
  • Framed pieces




SAMPLES

You are not authorized at this stage to use the NHL Shield, NHL Club names, logos and/or other trademarks of the NHL and the NHL Clubs on samples or for other commercial purposes. Such use will likely constitute an infringement of our rights and could result in the involvement of the NHLE Legal Department.


SENDING US YOUR INFORMATION

Your information and proposal may be e-mailed to us directly or sent to our office as a hard copy. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive a reply. NHL Enterprises is not responsible for lost submissions. Fax submissions will not be accepted.


FOR NORTH AMERICA:

Samantha Potes, Account Executive

NHL Enterprises Canada

50 Bay Street, 11th Floor

Toronto, ON M5J 2X8

spotes@nhl.com

 


PLEASE NOTE

No in-person meetings will be held without an appointment. Appointments will only be made once proposals have been received and reviewed, and NHLE determines there is interest in the proposal.  NHLE reserves the right to discontinue this process at any time in its sole discretion and assumes no responsibility for any loss or liability incurred by any third party as a result of submitting a proposal.


NEXT STEPS

If NHLE determines there is interest in your company's proposal, once all questions have been answered, an in-person or phone meeting will be arranged to begin discussing business terms. Once business terms have been agreed upon, a formal license agreement from NHLE will be forwarded to you. Only after such license agreement has been executed by all parties, may your company commence use of NHL properties. 


Should you have any questions, please contact Samantha Potes (416-359-7952 or spotes@nhl.com).