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Independence Bowl Partners With The Collegiate Licensing Company

Jun 14, 2012

ATLANTA, Ga., (June 14, 2012) – On the heels of its partnership announcement with the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl today announced a new agreement with The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College, to manage its trademark licensing program effective immediately. 

“We believe a partnership with CLC will help us more effectively protect, market, and manage the Independence Bowl brand,” said Jack Andres, 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Chairman.“We are confident that CLC’s extensive experience in bowl licensing and the strong relationships it has with licensees, colleges, and retailers will benefit the Bowl and participating institutions.”

“We are excited about our partnership with the Independence Bowl and the opportunity to continue growing its successful brand,” said Cory Moss, CLC’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director. “We look forward to the initiatives we can develop to help maximize the bowl’s presence in the marketplace.” 

The new agreement will give the Independence Bowl a greater ability to protect and market its brand through a comprehensive trademark licensing program customized by CLC, which currently represents nearly 200 collegiate properties. Prior to joining CLC, the Bowl’s trademark licensing program was managed internally. 

The Independence Bowl, which showcases teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), will be played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., on Dec. 28, 2012. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, and kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT. 

For more information, visit the official Web site: www.independencebowl.org. 

The Collegiate Licensing Company is also the official licensing agent for the SEC, representing 13 of the 14 SEC institutions and the ACC, representing 11 of the 12 ACC institutions. CLC is currently the official licensing agent for 19 college football bowl games including the BCS Football National Championship Game. 

About The Collegiate Licensing Company 
CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 80 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: www.clc.com or www.imgworld.com.