The Licensing Resource Group
Northeastern University uses The Licensing Resource Group (LRG) as its primary licensing agent. The primary functions of LRG include: facilitating the licensing process for licensees, executing licensing agreements, monitoring the marketplace for unlicensed use of trademarks, collecting royalties and conducting compliance review audits of licensed manufacturers. Information on the services they provide, including a copy of an application and license agreement, can be found at www.lrgusa.com.
LRG and the Fair Labor Association
Another responsibility of The Licensing Resource Group (LRG) is the enforcement of the Fair Labor Association. LRG holds a seat on the Fair Labor Associations University Advisory Council and Executive Committee, as well as regularly attending meetings, seminars and industry events covering anti-sweatshop considerations. LRG has also visited several of its client's campuses to participate in educational meetings with students and staff regarding this issue, and has addressed numerous on and off-campus interest groups.
LRG requires all active licensees to describe detailed information regarding manufacturing locations used to produce licensed merchandise. Manufacturers applying for a license are required to disclose the information during the application process. Minimally, LRG requires each licensee to adhere to the code set forth by the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Interested parties may view FLA's code of conduct here.