Become A Licensed Vendor

The University of Toronto requires that all suppliers of branded merchandise be licensed with the University. We review each supplier application for compliance with our policies, a dedication to ethical sourcing and sustainability and a need for specific products and services on our campus. The University reserves the right to refuse any license that does not meet the needs of our program.

To read more about the Trademark Licensing Program, please see our About Us page.

The University contracts with a third-party licensing agent, the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), to carry out the administrative work associated with licensing suppliers, including contracts and collecting manufacturing information.

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Applying for a License

All license applications should be submitted through CLC. You can access the license application here:

There are two distinct types of licenses with the University – internal and retail.

The information that will be required of all licensees include:

  • License Application
  • Proof of at least $1 million general liability insurance (preference for at least $2 million)
  • Release of all manufacturing information for items being branded with University trademarks
  • For those that produce in Bangladesh, signing of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry (successor of the Bangladesh Accord)

If you have any questions, you can contact CLC or the Trademark Licensing Office.

The Licensing Process

This is a step-by-step outline of the specific requirements needed within 30 days of submitting an application to obtain a license with CLC Canada.


Submit Completed Application


Obtain Product Insurance ($1 Million+)


Disclose Supply Chain


Register for Fair Labor Association (if required)


Order Hologram Labels / Tags


Pay Royalty Advances (if required)


Sign License Agreement


Submit Artwork for Review


Manufacture Product


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