PRODUCT COMPLIANCE POLICY
Collegiate Promotions Inc. is dedicated to providing customers with the widest selection of Apparel and Promotional Products in the World. To do that we may source products from all corners of the World. However, we will always act in a manner that protects our customers from Legal or Physical harm. Collegiate Promotions Inc. does not offer products that violate the intellectual property rights of brands or other rights owners.
We want to provide a fulfilling and pleasurable customer experience.
Collegiate Promotions Inc, including its direct and indirect suppliers, (collectively, “College Promo”) is committed to ensuring that the advertising products it manufactures, distributes, imports and/or sells are safe to their intended use and comply with all applicable standards, rules, laws, regulations and customer requirements (collectively, “Product Requirements”). Collegiate Promotions Inc. policy is to meet or exceed all applicable Product Requirements for its Products during its Products’ lifecycle.
Collegiate Promotions Inc. has established this Product Compliance Policy (this “Policy”) to ensure consistent adherence to Product Requirements across global and regional markets.
This Policy applies to all Products, including:
All Products that are designed and manufactured by Collegiate Promotions Inc.
All Products whose design and/or manufacture are outsourced to third parties by Collegiate Promotions Inc.
Third parties’ products whose design and/or manufacture are outsourced to Collegiate Promotions Inc., except to the extent parts and materials are specified by the third parties.
All suppliers, vendors, subcontractors, agents or affiliates of suppliers and all Collegiate Promotions Inc. manufacturing facilities (collectively, “Suppliers”) that supply or manufacture finished Products or raw materials for Collegiate Promotions Inc. must comply with this Policy.
Compliance with this Policy is a requirement of doing business with Collegiate Promotions Inc. Should a Supplier fail to comply with the requirements of the Policy or any Product Requirements Collegiate Promotions Inc. reserves all of its rights under law and under its Supplier agreements and purchase terms and conditions, including but not limited to the right to reject Products, to terminate the relationship with the Supplier, and to pursue recovery of any damages or other available relief.
Any Collegiate Promotions Inc. employee who fails to comply with this Policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
As a proactive approach to Compliance Senior Officials from Collegiate Promotions, Inc will do site visits to suppliers every five years. This will ensure that Due Diligence is done to be sure that our suppliers are in Compliance of our policies.
Furthermore, where site visits are not feasible we will require written documentation of each item that we distribute to Safety Testing Results, Fair Labor Compliance, and Patent* Liabilities.
What is a patent?
A patent is a form of legal protection for inventions. An issued patent grants its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering to sell, selling, or importing the invention into the United States for a fixed number of years.
2. Are there different types of patents?
There are two principal types of patents in the United States: Utility patents and Design patents.
Utility patents, the most common kind of patent, may be granted for a new machine, articles of manufacture, composition of matter, process, or improvement to any of those, and generally protect the structure and functions of a production rather than how it looks.
Design patents, on the other hand, may be granted for the unique look of a product, but do not cover the structure or functions of a product.
3. What is the difference between a patent, trademark, and a copyright?
A patent is different from a trademark in that it protects an invention (such as a new machine) rather than a word or logo used to identify the source of the product (such as the brand name of the product). A patent is different from a copyright in that it does not protect the expression content of a creative work like a book or a picture, but protects a specific invention, such as a new method of printing books or a new type of camera.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office offers resources.
4. How can Collegiate Promotions Inc. make sure that we do not violate someone’s patent?
The manufacturer or distributor of a product might be able to assist you with patent-related issues. If you are unsure whether your content or product violates someone else’s patent, you should consult a lawyer.
If you are unsure how this Policy applies or to voice any Product Requirement concerns, you are encouraged to contact Collegiate Promotions Inc. Product Compliance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, or questions or comments on this Policy, please email email@example.com.