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CustomInk Acquires Commerce Startup Represent
February 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

CustomInk, Fairfax, Va., has acquired Represent, a Los Angeles-based online merchandise company. According to TechCrunch, CustomInk acquired Represent for close to $100 million in a cash and stock deal. Represent, founded in 2014, allows users to create and sell apparel and accessories similarly to how CustomInk does. What sets Represent apart is that it works…

Super Bowl 50 Pop-up Shop Has Exclusive Merchandise
January 28, 2016 at 4:13 pm

As Super Bowl 50 (aka the reason why the 50-yard lines were gold during this NFL season) approaches, the NFL Shop at Super Bowl will open its doors at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, where it will stock exclusive Super Bowl 50 merchandise. According to KRON4,…

NFL Conference Championship Merchandise (and the Stuff We Won't See)
January 26, 2016 at 6:31 pm

After two heated NFL conference championship games, the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will face off in Super Bowl 50. To commemorate the teams' respective conference titles, fans can now purchase AFC and NFC Championship merchandise, such as hats, T-shirts and prints.…

Manchester United, Columbia Sportswear Announce Outdoor Apparel Partnership
January 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Columbia Sportswear on Friday announced it has reached a deal with Manchester United to become the official outdoor apparel partner of the widely popular soccer club. According to the release, the Portland, Oregon-based outdoor company will design and create dual-branded outerwear, including apparel designed for hiking, climbing and mountaineering, as well as water and snow…

Trump Fans Sell Unlicensed Merchandise at Rallies
January 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Krena and Almon Poole, a couple from Alabama, support Donald Trump's presidential campaign in a big way. The two claim to have invested $50,000 to create Trump-themed T-shirts, and follow Trump on his campaign trail to sell merchandise outside of speaking events and…

American Apparel Reportedly Declines Charney's Bid
January 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

We've been reporting on the ongoing saga surrounding Los Angeles-based American Apparel's restructure application and the $300 million takeover bid from ousted CEO Dov Charney. Now, sources are reporting that the board of American Apparel has rejected the takeover bid. According to Bloomberg, the bid will still go to court on Jan. 20, where American…

Cartel Kingpin 'El Chapo' Tried to Trademark His Name for Merchandise
January 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been all over the news since his escape from prison and his recent arrest. Apparetly, El Chapo's family wanted his name to appear on more than newspaper headlines and wanted posters. According to The…

Famed CBGB Music Venue to Expand Merchandising
January 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Though the New York music venue CBGB closed its doors in 2006, the famed concert hall's logo will live on through branded merchandise, including umbrellas, phone cases and baby apparel (for babies who were literally born to rock). Politico's Alex Weprin reported that 315 Bowery Holdings LLC (which is the address of the original venue)…

Penn Emblem Company Features New Imprint Options
January 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Penn Emblem Company, Philadelphia, now offers a new fulfillment of imprintables program. The program features sublimatable products, including mugs, keychains, coasters and more. Representatives from Penn Emblem Company will attend the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach, Calif., from Jan. 22 to 24. The company plans to showcase its new dye-sublimated patches and share information about its…