Become a Licensed Vendor

Become a Licensed Vendor

Please read the entire Trademark Use and Royalty Policy for full disclosures.

  • Any printed material or merchandise produced in connection with IHSA State Series Events, must conspicuously display the IHSA name and at least one logo.
  • IHSA marks and logos can only be utilized by those who are granted a license by the IHSA.
  • Member schools contracting with an outside vendor to have programs or merchandise produced in connection with IHSA State Series Events must use an approved IHSA licensed vendor.
  • IHSA licensed vendors can sell licensed material to any IHSA member school.
  • IHSA licensed vendors cannot produce merchandise in conjunction with an IHSA State Final. The IHSA has an exclusive State Final Merchandise Vendor contract.
  • Licensed publication vendors pay the IHSA a 5% royalty of gross advertising sales, and licensed merchandise vendors pay the IHSA an 8% royalty of gross merchandise sales (based on sale of the finished product) – Royalty Report.
  • For unlimited events, vendors can be licensed by the IHSA and utilize the IHSA name and logos for an entire year for a $500 annual fee (plus royalties); or
  • For seasonal events, vendors can be licensed by the IHSA and can utilize the IHSA name and logos for a designated season for $250 (plus royalties); or
  • For limited events, vendors can be licensed by the IHSA and utilize the IHSA name and logos for a single event, up to three events in a year, for $50 per event or $100 for three events (plus royalties).

Applying to be an IHSA Licensed Vendor (unlimited events):

  • Submit a completed Licensed Vendor Application for approval;
  • Once approved, sign the IHSA Vendor License Agreement; and
  • Pay the annual licensing fee of $500.

Applying to be an IHSA Licensed Vendor (seasonal events):

  • Sign and submit a completed Seasonal Agreement; and 
  • Pay the seasonal licensing fee of $250 by check or credit card.

Applying to be an IHSA Licensed Vendor (limited events):

  • Sign and submit a completed Limited Use Agreement; and 
  • Pay the seasonal licensing fee of $50 or $100 for three events by check or credit card.  

Important Notice

We continue to alert our schools of the requirement to use only licensed vendors to produce programs and merchandise in conjunction with IHSA state series events. We would also like to remind all licensed vendors that with a license from the IHSA you are expected to establish positive business relationships with member schools and fulfill your business agreements. Those relationships should be entered into openly and honestly and without misleading information.

When licensed vendors contact member schools or host schools, vendors shall make them aware of their status as a licensed vendor and market their products with integrity. Licensed vendors shall not proclaim to be the sole vendor responsible for a sport, activity, or region of the state. Licensed vendors shall not use deceptive tactics to secure a business relationship. This includes, but is not limited to, seeking tournament information without a business agreement with the host. In addition, licensed vendors shall not portray themselves to be the only company licensed to produce the goods or services in question.