Supima sends out the annual license renewal package with all the required documentation for renewals by early November. The licensing package serves as notification that the licensees current Supima license agreement will expire on December 31 of the current year. To renew the license and to continue to be authorized to use the Supima® trademark, name or brand without interruption, the following items need to be received before December 31 of the current licensing year:
- One-Year License Agreement Addendum: License renewals are set-up on a one year term and are effective from January 1 – December 31. Upon receipt of the renewal package, please sign both enclosed copies and return to Supima's Phoenix office. Upon receipt and fulfillment of the renewal requirements, Supima will countersign and return one copy for your records.
- Licensing Fee: An invoice for the annual fee of U.S. $5,000 will be enclosed with the renewal package. This fee will cover the licensing fee for the upcoming one year licensing term of January 1 – December 31. As noted, the annual license fee is waived for brands and retailers.
- Supima Licensee Renewal Product Form: The Supima Licensee Renewal Product Form must be completed and returned with the documents along with a copy of the most recent invoice(s) from a licensed Supima supplier demonstrating the licensees continued use of Supima (fiber, yarn, fabric, garments and home textiles) must also be attached.
- Product Sample: Please provide Supima with any new or modified samples of Supima product development/designs to our Phoenix office (excluding yarn samples). Please refer to the Supima® Product Sample Requirements sheet for details.
Upon receipt of the required items listed above, and approval thereof, a Supima license certificate will be issued. If the requirements of the renewal process and documents are not met by December 31 of the current licensing term, the license will be terminated, and licensee will be required to cease and desist any and all use of the Supima name and trademark.
As a reminder, the Supima web site has a licensing and marketing section that includes a searchable database of Supima's registered licensees. Please take a moment to review your company's listing on our web site http://www.supima.com under the “Locate Suppliers” section and report to us any changes or additions that need to be made. Please be sure to check all the contact information and e-mail address(es) we have listed for your company. We will be using this e-mail address(es) to inform your company of trade inquiries we receive periodically and also to update you on Supima activities.